cvs commit: src/release Makefile

John Birrell jb at
Fri Nov 16 19:41:19 PST 2007

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 09:00:50PM -0500, Ken Smith wrote:
> 	- Yes, people have asked about doing DVDs instead but
> 	  I haven't had time and nobody else progressed past the
> 	  question phase.  :-)  If nobody else does I'll start
> 	  screwing around with it in HEAD after the releases are
> 	  over so that it's feasible for 8.X but we're way too
> 	  far along in the release cycle to consider it now.

I have a prototype of a release makefile system in p4 that I'd
like to discuss with you when you break free of actually doing
releases. Will you ever break free? :-)
I wanted a re-entrant release system that would let me type:
make livedvd_iso
(or something) and it would just build the things needed to make
that. And then if I changed a file it would incrementally
build like I always expect 'make'd things to do.

It's also cross-build enabled; doesn't require a chroot; uses
installed doc build tools; and shares buildworld/universe

John Birrell

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