On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 01:18:17AM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote: >I've made a lot of progress over the last couple of days, and I'm now >happy I can build working multi-arch CDs and DVDs using my development >branch of debian-cd. \o/ > >I've also tested the new code at building single-arch discs, and they >still seem to work too! \o/ > >My plan for now looks like: ... > 3) After that, I'm planning on merging my debian-cd development > branch onto svn head and doing some aggressive test building to > make sure it all still works. I'm now at this stage. I've merged my new code onto head and fixed a few issues. I'm now doing test builds on farbror using this new code, and fixing/tweaking more minor things as I go. Dailies since this morning (20061208-01) are now being built using the new code, and all seems to be going well. I'm testing with full (weekly) builds now, and making some more small tweaks as I go. *Please* check these out and report any issues ASAP... >There are a few reasons to move over to the new code that I think are >quite compelling: > > 1) Multi-arch!!! :-) > 2) Significantly simplified handling of source discs - source is now > (basically) just another arch in terms of how builds are done > 3) Layout of discs is now much more sensible: I've changed from > "estimate CD sizes up front" to "fill each CD until it's full, > then start the next one" > 4) Significant amounts of other cleanup, which make the code easier > to work with and maintain and (hopefully) faster too Unfortunately, initial testing suggests that the build process is quite a bit slower than the old code. I know why, and I'm working on improving it again now. -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com Google-bait: http://www.debian.org/CD/free-linux-cd Debian does NOT ship free CDs. Please do NOT contact the mailing lists asking us to send them to you.
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