[CentOS-devel] Status update re: 6.0

Karanbir Singh

mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Jan 13 23:17:41 UTC 2011

hi guys,

I am sure lots of people want to know - so here is a quick status update 
about 6.0 build.

Over the next 2 days, we are going to clear out all patches and ensure 
all patched packages build and link correctly. That would then complete 
the package 'tree'. As soon as that is done ( good place to check is 
look at the AuditStatus page in the wiki, but I am hopeful we can get 
this done for Monday the 17th close of play ). The only major time 
consuming process is getting the anaconda patches in, including the 
language and url remapping stuff; most of the rest should be fairly 
quick working through if its a few people working on it.

The actual distro build process has already been tested, although with a 
smaller and incomplete tree. With the complete tree in place, we can 
then get the package policy in place ( as in what rpm makes it to which 
media disk etc ), and fire up a distro build.

What happens at this point is that the QA team get access to the output 
from the distro-build process; and they need to go through the motions 
of making sure its-all-good. This is also the stage where the release 
notes get setup, and the translation teams goto work on their stuff.

A thumbs up from the QA team means the content is then passed onto the 
infra team and we move to release. The 'seed' process takes between 48 
hrs to 72 hrs; and we announce release right after that. About 24 hrs 
after we open the seeding process, we pass around the .torrent files to 
high capacity seeders ( 100mbps+ available for at-least a week from 
release date ). so if you can, do join.

- KB

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