27 May 2006 halcy0n   » (Journeyer)


Well, gcc-4.1.1 was unmasked yesterday, and so far it looks like everything went very smooth. It appears that I was wrong about one thing though, mixing gcc-3.4 and 4.1 doesn't seem to be the greatest idea, so you should follow the GCC Upgrading Guide that we have. A few people ran into some strange issues that were resolved by recompiling with gcc-4.1.1, so it is probably best that everyone does that. Now that 4.1.1 is out the door, I'm hoping to stable gcc-3.4.6 on x86 this weekend, and then looking at the remaining GCC bugs we have open. Hopefully the next GCC we will be marking stable will be 4.1.1. :)


In the past week or so everyone has stepped up and done a lot of work, and because of that, we only have 4 bugs left :) wolf31o2 and tsunam both handled marking KDE stable for x86, which is a huge task, so thanks to them for handling that huge pain in the ass.

Now that we have a pretty streamline process for getting packages marked stable quickly we can start to look at doing some more QA related activities. It would be very cool, in my opinion, if we went around and tried to find all of those random packages that haven't been touched in years and don't even compile or work. I'd also really like for us to continue doing periodic checks on everything we have marked stable to ensure everything is still working and that we didn't miss anything when we were marking it, or something else that may affect it, stable.


Well, after our GLEP was passed, things have been quietly going on for us now, doing what we can to help out where needed. Recently we got the Gentoo Devmanual converted from RST into XML, so it will be easier for us to maintain. plasmaroo and myself both did the entire conversion, but the original content was mostly written by Ciaran McCreesh, along with other contributors. If you find any errors, have some suggestions, or new content you want in the manual, please email plasmaroo and myself. Also check out the contributing page if you want to send us new content.

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