Subject: Re: when will there be 2.0?
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Nate Hill <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/27/2003 16:00:59
On Sat September 27 2003 11:37, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> "Jean-Luc Wasmer" <> writes:
> > You can answer without a date: what's left to do for 2.0 to be
> > "ready"?
> Roughly, the list is update the gcc and gdb on the platforms
> missing it, fix the siginfo stuff for all platforms currently
> missing it, stabilize pthreads on all platforms. We also would like
> to have Luke's new x11 crossbuild infrastructure done so that we'll
> be in a position to crossbuild everything, even X. Not being able
> to crossbuild X was a serious slowdown in our last release cycle.

What exactly where the signal changes?

> (Sadly, updating to gcc 3.3.1 and cross building X for all
> platforms will dramatically slow our automated cross build machine
> -- we could use pointers to someone who could donate a bunch of
> high speed, small form factor hardware. No, we can't use your five
> year old 5U box for this -- we don't have rack space and we need
> modern hardware.)
> Of course, on top of that, there's always lots of documentation
> that needs updating, cleanup of sysinst, etc. -- people should test
> -current snapshots on their platform frequently (including the
> installation stuff) if they want to see the release cycle happen
> fast when it happens.

How high?

> By the way, the user community can always be of great help with all
> of this. Everyone working on NetBSD is a volunteer, and we are
> happy to accept contributions from people who don't have commit
> access. (Indeed, lots of good contributions are how people get
> commit access...)

Is there anything in particular that someone with little systems 
programming (I know my way aroung the tree) can contribute to?