This article serves as the definitive source for all 2004.1 information.
Compared to earlier releases, 2004.0 went very well, but it surely was not perfect. There were some key areas that could have been more efficient, such as infrastructure management, communication from RelEng regarding release guidelines, and a better understanding of what constitutes a release. 2004.1 is going to put a polish coat on our current product by addressing all of these issues. Although not publicly referred to as such, 2004.1 is going to be a maintenance release on 2004.0. The main goal for 2004.1 will be to fix all of the bugs that were encountered with 2004.0. All other goals are secondary.
2004.1 will complete the following goals:
- Clear and concise guidelines will be in place so that the release goes much more smoothly and enjoyably.
- A better use of infrastructure by revamping the current way releases are coordinated to be put on the mirrors.
- Catalyst enhancements and bug fixes.
- Better communication from RelEng to the arch release coordinators, and vice-a-versa.
- Internet based GRP for Portage's binary download and install functionality.
- Completion of all items on the Feature Request list.
Contacts and dates
The point of contact for all inquiries regarding RelEng operations will be John Davis (zhen). The fallback contact will be Daniel Robbins (drobbins).
For anything documentation related, please contact the releng Gentoo Documentation Project (GDP) liason, Sven Vermeulen (swift).
Dates and milestones for 2004.1 are as follows:
|Release ready version of catalyst ready||Catalyst 1.0.5 will be stable in Portage, ready to build the release.||April 1st||Complete|
|Preliminary build is complete||Release components are built and ready for testing||April 11th||Complete|
|Release components are on the release coordinator's devspace (dev.gentoo.org)||All release components must be available for RelEng to do final QA on||April 18th||Complete|
|Mirrors are staged||RelEng will stage the mirrors||April 22nd||Complete|
|2004.1 Release||2004.1 is publicly released||April 28th||Complete|
Feature request list
A feature request list for 2004.1 is available here.
To request a new feature, please contact the Release Operations Lead, who is currently zhen.
Tentatively, the following architectures are releasing 2004.1:
|Architecture||Subarch(es)||Expected components for 2004.1||Release coordinator(s)|
|x86||x86, athlon-xp, pentium3, pentium4||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||beejay, seemant|
|amd64||amd64||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||avenj, jhuebel|
|ppc||G3, G4, G5||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||pvdabeel|
|sparc||sparc32, sparc64||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||weeve, gustavoz|
|mips||all supported sub-architectures||Netboot install, stages, GRP, Release Notes||kumba|
If information regarding a specific arch is wrong or has been omitted, please contact the release operations manager.
Critical packages and files used in 2004.1
The following critical package versions are suggested by RelEng in order to try and reduce the confusion and stress level by promoting a unified and stable core set of critical packages. This package list is subject to change as QA uncovers bugs which are in turned addressed and fixed.
This page is based on a document formerly found on our main website gentoo.org.
The following people contributed to the original document: John Davis (author, April 24, 2004)
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