Fedora MinGW status, reviews and F11 feature freeze

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Jan 15 10:20:55 UTC 2009

[Originally sent to the Fedora-MinGW mailing list, but CC'd to
fedora-devel-list for wider distribution]

It only seems like last week that Fedora 10 was released, and now
Fedora 11 Alpha Freeze is on us, next week.


There's no immediate danger of us missing out on the Windows cross-
compiler feature for Fedora 11, because the deadline is the middle of
April, BUT it would be better to get as many packages in sooner rather
than later, say by the Beta freeze (in about 6 weeks).

So here are some stats as to how we're doing ...

                    Packages added: 11
           Packages being reviewed:  5
        Packages waiting in review: 23
Packages not yet added to bugzilla: 30

                             Total: 69

If we discount the packages which are not yet in Bugzilla (mainly
these are C++ and OCaml libraries), and include the 4 packages which
are likely to get into Fedora with relative ease this week, then our
percentage progress is:

                      -->   38%   <--

(We are well under 20% progress if you include a reasonable range of
C++ libraries in the total).

Any effort that people can make to take and review packages on the
list is always helpful.  I am willing to swap reviews of non-MinGW
packages with anyone who wants to do a MinGW review.


Some easy reviews (small packages, no/very few dependencies):

  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467388  mingw32-pdcurses
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467399  mingw32-readline
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467391  mingw32-gdbm
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467396  mingw32-freetype
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467403  mingw32-libgpg-error
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467410  mingw32-libgcrypt

Some slightly harder ones, but still not too difficult:

  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467414  mingw32-gnutls
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467402  mingw32-glib2
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467398  mingw32-gettext


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