This guide serves as the definitive source for all 2004.2 information.
2004.2 is a natural progression for the Gentoo release cycle. 2004.0 was focused on simply releasing, 2004.1 was focused on releasing and polishing the release process, and 2004.2 is going to focus on release media QA. To achieve this focus, 2004.2 has two distinct goals:
- Completion of the Feature Request (found later in this document).
- Stringent QA on release media
The schedule has been redefined in order to make these two important goals possible.
- AMD64 Release notes
- HPPA Release notes
- SPARC Release notes
- X86 Release notes
md5sums for all release media can be found on the mirrors. Alternatively, an article containing all of the md5sums is also available.
All release media is signed by the Gentoo Linux Release Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org) PGP key. The public key ID is 17072058, and the key is available through the subkeys.pgp.net keyserver.
Contacts and schedule
- Release Operations: John Davis (zhen)
- Public Relations: John Davis (zhen)
- Documentation: Sven Vermeulen
- Infrastructure: Jeff Forman
|Feature discovery||Field features that can realistically be integrated into 2004.2||May 10th||Complete|
|QA testing||Release components have been thoroughly tested in accordance with the QA guidelines. At least one test release has been made by this time.||July 18th||Complete|
|Release upload||All release components are uploaded to the arch release coordinator's webspace on dev.gentoo.org||July 19th||Complete|
|Mirrors are staged||RelEng and Infra will stage the mirrors||July 21st||Complete|
|2004.2 release||2004.2 is publicly released||July 26th||Complete|
Feature request list
Rejected feature proposals have been archived for later inspection:
|Feature||Developer(s) in charge||Progress|
|udev support for Catalyst||zhen||Deferred for 2004.3|
|SATA device detection and documentation||roger55, jhuebel, tgall_foo||Complete|
|Creation of LiveCD Herd||wolf31o2||Complete|
|Improved LiveCD Dell server support||mattm, wolf31o2||Complete|
|Improved x86 SMP support||livewire, roger55||Complete|
|CD type (minimal, universal) branding||zhen||Complete|
|ufed included on the LiveCD||zhen||Deferred|
|LiveCD ISO torrents||jforman||Complete|
|Release specfiles availability||zhen||In Progress|
Tentatively, the following architectures are releasing 2004.2:
|Architecture||Subarch(es)||Expected components for 2004.2||Release coordinator(s)|
|x86||x86, athlon-xp, pentium3, pentium4||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||beejay|
|amd64||amd64||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||jhuebel|
|ppc||G3, G4, G5||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||pvdabeel|
|sparc||sparc32, sparc64||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||weeve, gustavoz|
|hppa||all supported sub-architectures||LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes||gmsoft|
If information regarding a specific arch is wrong or has been omitted, please contact the release operations manager.
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, June 26, 2004), Jeffrey Forman (editor)
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