[Fwd: Release Engineering Status Report]
bdavis at liquidneon.com
Wed Sep 17 00:55:25 PDT 2003
With the delay of 4.9 should the Ports freeze be lifted?
On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 10:23:53AM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> This should have gone to stable@ also....
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Release Engineering Status Report
> Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 23:48:54 -0600
> From: Scott Long <scottl at FreeBSD.org>
> To: current at FreeBSD.org
> I'd like to give a status report for 4.x and 5.x for the developers and
> users who didn't attend the DevSummit this past weekend.
> The 4.9 release is likely going to be pushed back for a few weeks while
> the recent instability reports are tracked down. The target goal is two
> weeks, but hopefully things can be resolved before then. The problems
> appear to stem from the recent PAE import. The consensus reached at the
> DevSummit is that PAE is a critical feature for 4.x and that removing it
> isn't desirable unless the problems persist. We encourage anyone to
> help with this.
> The 5-stable roadmap document received a major overhaul yesterday. I
> encourage everyone to take a look at it at
> Among the highlights, KSE is progressing extremely well and is no longer
> a major source of concern for 5-stable. Stability is also at a very
> good level. However, while performance has improved in some areas, it
> is not at the level that we want it to be. Since improving performance
> will likely involve changing some API's and adding short-term risk to
> stability, it's looking like the 5-stable branch will be delayed until
> 5.3. 5.2 will be released in late Nov/early Dec and will feature the
> vastly improved KSE, partially-improved network performance, optional
> dynamically-linked root filesystem, and many stability fixes, along with
> numerous new features.
> I thank all of the developers, contributors, and users for the highly
> productive summer and ask that that enthusiasm continue as we push
> towards 5.2 and 5.3.
> The Release Engineering Team
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