[linux-lvm] [RFC] LVM mainatainance release

Heinz J. Mauelshagen Heinz.Mauelshagen at t-online.de
Sat Oct 28 10:50:07 UTC 2000

On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 09:04:46PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Jan writes:
> > As Heinz seems to release his next version as 0.9, there will be no
> > numbering conflicts, and even if your 0.8.1 will not be 'made official'
> > by him, it'll be a common ground for further 0.8 bugfixing. 
> I agree we should make bugfix releases available between the major
> updates from Heinz.  It would save a lot of people grief, and a lot
> of FAQs here.
> > The problem I have with Andreas' RPMs is, that there are no announcements
> > of new versions (at least not on any mailing list I read), so I need to
> > regularily check if they contain some new patches I need. And tar is more
> > convenient for people not using rpm.
> Initially I made just the SRPM available because that's what my development
> is based on, and I can use alien to convert it to .deb format.  If people
> really want, I can also make a patched tarball available with very little
> effort, since I keep a patched and unpatched tree already.  I will make
> a tarball available with my next release (today or tomorrow).
> Actually, I don't do too many updates to my SRPM.  Normally only when
> people have reported a bug here, as I'm waiting for 0.9 before I do any
> more changes.  I do normally post something to linux-lvm, but I will make
> a point of being more verbose about it, rather than hiding it in another
> discussion.
> I would prefer if Heinz opened a project on SourceForge, so that we can
> have CVS, bugzilla, patch tracking, etc, and allow a limited number of
> developers write access to the project.  My second choice is simply a
> URL from the official LVM site pointing to wherever I keep my patches -
> this frees both Heinz and myself from having to co-ordinate a bugfix
> release.  Failing that, I will simply make the files available on my
> site and keep pointing it out to people when they report a problem here.

Sistina is working on setting up CVS and Bugzilla for LVM.
Will announce it on the list once we are done.

> Cheers, Andreas
> -- 
> Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
>                  \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
> http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert


Heinz      -- The LVM guy --


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