meeting in Braunschweig
marek at openmoko.com
Wed Jan 7 10:31:59 CET 2009
yesterday, we (Mickey, Daniel, Jan, Stefan, Ray and me) sat together in
Braunschweig to discuss the next steps regarding the builds / images / feeds /
2.6.28 / etc.
Here is the summary of the outcome:
=> latest / experimental package feed
* This feed contains the latest version (autorev) of specific packages such as
the framework, paroli, others? for developers.
* Ray will decide what name is going to be used for this feed.
=> unstable images / package feed
* All necessary build information come from OE upstream except for a few minor
customization as repository URLs, additional packages, etc but no autorev.
* Images is built only with a release of a new FSO milestone which will be
tagged in the OE tree. Packages are built every day and offered via the feed.
=> testing images / packages feed
* At some point prior to the release (e.g. 2 months) the testing branch forks
from OE. It will contain Openmoko customizations and cherry picked fixes from
* Until then the current testing builds will be suspended.
=> stable images / packages feed
* Once the testing branch is bug free enough it will be declared stable.
Maintenance fixes can go into this branch.
=> build location
* Ray needs to find a workable compromise for all parties involved (building in
Taipeh or in a data center).
=> build frontend
* Outside parties want to know the status of the builds / versions / build
* Ray tries to get familiar with oestats / tinderbox. In the first step he will
upload our build information to http://tinderbox.openembedded.net until he
configured an oestats machine.
* Framework already supports both kernels (.24 & .28).
* Next FSO milestone will come with support for both kernels. If .28 proves to
be stable enough in the coming weeks .24 support may be removed immediately.
* Remove OM bitbake (features went upstream according to Holger).
* Ray will write a detailed announcement to explain how to get $your_package
included in the OM repositories as OM is going to shutdown the (binary only)
* Future releases will use a distro-update package to update the machines of
the existing user base.
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