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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Next release and gbuild
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:55:59 GMT
On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:

> Hello;
> I have been noticing damjan's great advance in merging the gbuild stuff.
> IMO, this is a great thing that will likely be unnoticed by our users
> as it has no real effect on the binaries but it is significant in
> improving the build experience.
> Now, it appears the only thing holding a new release is a lack of
> leadership within the community. Either someone steps in or we just have a
> team of people do things.

​If you have some ideas on a "team" approach, we'd love to hear them.

> In any case I think a gbuild merge
> forces to take some consideration.
> Given the changes will be big, if we want a new release code soonish,
> we should branch AOO42 before the merge, avoiding any potential risk.

​Well we would surely discuss a merge of this magnitude first. Damjan is
doing the gbuild stuff in a separate branch so nothing to worry about
currently. Our current /trunk is what we'll be using for 4.2 I would
think.  In any case, time to go over fixed bugs since well, 4.1.1 that were
not included in 4.1.2 and probably need a target release, 4.2, assigned to
them. This has been on my "to do" list for a few weeks actually.


> If we are still taking longer, say 1-2 months, then we have ample time to
> sort out any eventual issue and we shouldn't worry about it.
> Of course we can merge gbuild and then fork from a past point anytime,
> but now is a good time to decide about releases.
> Thinking about gbuild and what follows ...
> First of all congratulation to Damjan, this is very cool.
> From my perspective, it's OK to depend on two or more build tools (we
> do use ant, etc) as long as one of them is not DMake, so if we want
> to use scons, I am fine with it but we will have to move Python to
> gbuild. Things are looking fun ;).
> Regards,
> Pedro.
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