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Re: Release process & rolling new releases

From: David Michael
Subject: Re: Release process & rolling new releases
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:39:43 -0500

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:59 PM, Samuel Thibault
<samuel.thibault@gnu.org> wrote:
> Justus Winter, le Mon 17 Nov 2014 16:30:18 +0100, a écrit :
>> It has now been 2.5 months since I posted that startup patch series,
>> and 2 months since I suggested rolling new releases.
>> I'm annoyed.
> I understand this feeling.  I'm still waiting (since several years)
> for some patch series to get reviewed by qemu maintainers, and one
> patch to get at last accepted in linux' input layer.  I'm quite sad I'm
> now in the "blocker" position, mostly due to having still hundreds of
> important mails to process in my mbox, and thus having to delay what
> is not strictly for "tomorrow" or "next week"...  And I prioritized
> uploading your work on libdiskfs threads so people can benefit from it,
> rather than reviewing the startup patch series.
> I'm however wondering: I don't see much reviewing being done apart
> from mine.  It would help if some people could spend time on reviewing
> patches.  I'm not saying taking responsibility for the commit step or
> anything, but just proofreading the source code.  That is what takes
> time before committing, and thus what prevents me from giving an ack on
> something for which I already agree on the principle...

I might not be able to do a very thorough review, but for what it's
worth, I've been using the startup patches for a while now without any
problems.  The only issue was that /etc/hurd/runsystem.hurd didn't get
installed.  I tacked the following onto patch #4 in the series to try


--- a/daemons/Makefile
+++ b/daemons/Makefile
@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@
 getty-LDLIBS = -lutil

 INSTALL-mail.local-ops = -o root -m 4755
+INSTALL-runsystem.hurd-ops = -m 0755

 include ../Makeconf

@@ -44,3 +45,9 @@
 runttys-LDLIBS = -lutil

 runsystem: runsystem.sh
+install: $(sysconfdir)/hurd/runsystem.hurd
+$(sysconfdir)/hurd/runsystem.hurd: runsystem.hurd | $(sysconfdir)/hurd
+    $(INSTALL_PROGRAM) $(INSTALL-runsystem.hurd-ops) $< $@
+$(sysconfdir)/hurd: | $(sysconfdir)
+    mkdir -p $@

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