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Re: Upcoming FTPMaster meeting


Svante Signell, le Thu 24 Mar 2011 09:33:27 +0100, a écrit :
> On Mon, 2011-03-21 at 14:31 +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:03:54AM +0000, Mark Hymers wrote:
> > > Shall we schedule a discussion online in #debian-ftp at 8PM CET; 7PM
> > > UTC on Tuesday (22nd March)?
> > 
> > Perfect, see you then!
> Any report written from that meeting? All I've found is the blog from
> Joerg Jaspert (also on planet.debian.org):
> http://blog.ganneff.de/blog/2011/03/23/debian-ftpmaster-meeting-2011-2.html
> Anyway, it looks like we have up to two years (until the Wheezy release)
> to get Hurd into (technology review) release status.

That's basically it, yes.

It was suggested on #debian-hurd IRC that we establish a list of things
to achieve.  It's quite hard to wire down since the criterions for a
"technology preview" are not really wired down, so your mileage may
vary. I guess what would be good would be to have at least is Xorg +
gnome/kde + some webbrowser working.

Among things that people frowned upon were

- Some packages are on debian-ports. That should only be temporary.
- Archive coverage is about 68%, vs the 85% of kfreebsd, though a
  difference is that the latter has often seen applications already
  ported to upstream FreeBSD.
- Support for current hardware, DDE needs to be integrated.
- We'd probably need a hurd porter in the release team to take care of
  its testing distribution.
- Old now-FTBFS binary packages should indeed be dropped from the
  archive to avoid being in the way of the release team. Ries can be
  used for that now.

Again, that is not exhaustive, and certainly not wired down. Progress on
some goals could compensate other issues. The archive coverage may be a
concern: possibly getting from 68% to 85% won't come by just fixing a
few depended-on packages... (though that'll help quite a bit, e.g. ghc6
still hinders 2.5%, see
http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/graph-total-top.txt )


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