cvs commit: src/release Makefile

Joao Barros joao.barros at
Sat Nov 17 03:18:52 PST 2007

On Nov 17, 2007 3:26 AM, John Birrell <jb at> wrote:
> 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
> trees.

That would be most welcome :)

Joao Barros

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