Monday, 27 October 2014

Re: [ubuntu-release] Vivid Vervet (15.04) now open for business

On 27 October 2014 14:45, Jonathan Riddell <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 09:48:29PM -0600, Adam Conrad wrote:
>> Nothing else major is happening on opening day, however there
>> are some things to look out for in the coming months:
>>
>> - A switch from C to C.UTF-8 on the builders and the default
>> locale when none is selected in the installer.
>> - A move to glibc 2.20 or 2.21, timing dependent.
>> - Steady progress on the systemd transition, with a goal to
>> switch over in the first half of the cycle.
>
> Out of interest where is stuff like this decided these days?
>

C -> C.UTF-8 is a long standing request/bug, this way builders
represent a more realistic environment and can handle test-suites that
excercise unicode better (e.g. without tricks to generate locale data,
or build depending on language packs)

glibc move - that's part of regular toolchain/archive opening updates.
These are typically set by toolchain hackers, of which adam is one,
but i'm sure he consulted doko and kernel folks etc.

systemd transition - this is inline with the systemd session we had at
the UOS 14.06 http://summit.ubuntu.com/uos-1406/meeting/22277/ubuntu-server-plans-around-systemd/

> The release schedule for Vivid seems to be missing, anyone working on adding it? Shall I have a look at it?
>

meh, just roll with it ? =))) kidding. This needs to be done.

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Regards,

Dimitri.

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