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Month: September 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity 3.5.12 pre-release source tarballs

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:51:07 -0500
>> Done.
>> The source files now published are the final 3.5.12
>> versions.  Binary
>> builds are catching up as I write this, and I have already
>> filed the first
>> bug targeted for 3.5.13 ;-).
>> Official release is in around 24 hours (late in the day on
>> October 1,
>> 2010), and will occur on schedule provided that no mirror
>> sync glitches
>> occur between now and then.
>> I don't know how you want Slackware to be mentioned in the
>> release notes.
>> Would it work to direct people to your site for the
>> installation
>> instructions, and then you can redirect them back to my
>> site/the mirror
>> for any downloads that might be needed?  That would
>> allow a few more days
>> for you to finish building the packages based on the
>> finalized sources.
> Is there a reason for the suddenly announced October 1 release date?
> Anything wrong with October 4 or 5?

It wasn't suddenly announced; for the past few weeks there has been a
counter on the main page slowly ticking down to October 1st.  Also, I
believe I sent several notices on the announce list with the days
remaining until release.

However, in hindsight, I should have sent an announcement clearly
detailing the release deadlines.  I will do that for 3.5.13.

> I need to test building with the the official 3.5.12 tarballs. As the
> previous test batch files were not official I have not yet ran a full
> build of the links. Looks like another all-nighter for the computer.
> Barring any unforeseen problems, I'll update my web page with the latest
> news and the current build scripts.
> As agreed, I will post the final 3.5.12 Slackware 12.2 binary packages to
> someplace at my web site and notify you privately of the link. You then
> can download them to your site.
> For your web site, I was thinking you could add a link just after the
> Ubuntu Maverick link. That link would be like the others and say
> "Installation instructions."

Sure; works for me.

> When people select that link they would find a link to my web site for
> build instructions. For people wanting only to download the binary
> packages, they probably should find both a link to the packages for manual
> downloading and and a URL for those who use the package manager.
> Your site, you decide.
> That time I warned several weeks ago about having little time is here.
> Thus, I'm hoping the dust settles between now and the weekend and we are
> done with 3.5.12 and I am done with 12.2 support. I am unlikely to get
> around to testing anything seriously again for a few months.

OK!  I am done with 3.5.12 as of now; the final tarballs (with the Trash
fix included) will be syncing to the mirror overnight tonight.  Late
tomorrow I will update all the links on the website and send out the
release announcement.

Can you send me the URL to the public page you would like the Slackware
information link to point to?