Topic: HEADS UP! Upcoming work in HEAD and other events!
Matt sent this to the lists today:
PREVIEW TAG SLIPPED:
I have slipped the Preview tag to the latest codebase. We are about
to undergo some significant work in HEAD, especially in regards to
the big giant lock work and the libc rev bump project work. Joerg
is going to be bringing in the Citrus framework very soon.
BUG FIXES MADE SINCE RELEASE WILL BE MFCd TO THE RELEASE BRANCH TONIGHT
A number of bug fixes have been made since the release. These fixes
will be MFCd to the release branch tonight and the release branch
will be bumped from 1.2.0 to 1.2.1.
MAJOR WORK ON HEAD:
People who continue to use HEAD should be aware that significant new
work is going in starting today.
Joerg is going to start bringing in the citrus framework and working
on libc revision bump issues. LIBC MAY BREAK! LIBC MAY BREAK SEVERAL
TIMES OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, IN FACT! There could also be
buildworld/installworld issues and other things.
In addition, I will be doing a great deal if big-giant-lock work.
The kernel may become unstable.
I STRONGLY recommend that people who do not want to help test
this work stick with the Preview tag or the release tag. I will
AS OF NOW, ON HEAD, BUILDWORLD-BASED BOOTSTRAPPING FROM FreeBSD-4.x WILL
NO LONGER BE SUPPORTED.
The time has come to break away from our FreeBSD-4.x bootstrapping
feature. That is, to no longer try to make our buildworld operate
under FreeBSD-4.x for bootstrapping purposes. It is simply becoming
too much of a chore to keep adding hacks to the sourcebase to make
the build work under FreeBSD.
There will be two ways to upgrade from FreeBSD-4.x:
* First, build the 1.2.x release on 4.x, install, then upgrade to
Preview (or stick with the release).
* Second, we will be providing a binary upgrade feature in the
installer, eventually (by the next release). I would also like
to see an 'upgrade' script placed on the ISO that does the same
thing in a stand-alone fashion.
If someone would like to write the script to do an 'upgrade' based on
a mounted ISO, raise your hands! The script would have to do the
* copy the 4.x binaries and libraries required to run the commands
to a temporary location since the originals will be overwritten.
* use those binaries to then copy the binaries and libraries and
other files from a mounted ISO (aka /cdrom or /mnt) to a target
directory (usually /).
* incorporate the 'make upgrade' target in /usr/src/Makefile
and /usr/src/etc/Makefile to handle post-install cleanups.
The installer will also eventually (by the next release) have an upgrade