Release Schedule for 1.8

walt wa1ter at
Wed Jan 3 14:23:27 PST 2007

Timothy wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 January 2007 12:11, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>>     Well, my biggest issue for this release is that all the packages that
>>     compiled and ran on 1.6 also compile and run now...

> ...I'll do a compile of kde and gnome, that should wring it out pretty good.

Yes!  And thanks for joining the DragonFly community, Timothy.

There are a few chronic difficulties with a few pkgsrc packages, caused
by Matt's ongoing changes to the data structures in the kernel.

These changes have affected mostly apps which require access to kernel
statistics like CPU/memory usage, network load, etc. Things, e.g., that
'top' displays -- and therefore similar userland packages like gnome's
libgtop2, and system-monitor-like packages from kde.

The other big category of problems I've noticed is with any package that
needs access to CD hardware.  This is due to changes in the location of
header files in the DF source tree.  (These are trivial to fix once you
know where to find the header files.)

So, please build away, and report back with problems.


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