[libvirt PATCH v2] docs: add news item about gnulib removal

Daniel P. Berrangé posted 1 patch 1 week ago
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docs/news.xml | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)

[libvirt PATCH v2] docs: add news item about gnulib removal

Posted by Daniel P. Berrangé 1 week ago
While we have CI testing coverage for many platforms, we don't test any
non-glibc based Linux and there are other non-Linux platforms we don't
officially target, both of which might hit regressions.

Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@redhat.com>
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 docs/news.xml | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/news.xml b/docs/news.xml
index 5aa9d081a7..13812a1234 100644
--- a/docs/news.xml
+++ b/docs/news.xml
@@ -97,6 +97,25 @@
     </section>
     <section title="Bug fixes">
     </section>
+    <section title="Packaging changes">
+      <change>
+        <summary>
+          use of gnulib has been completely eliminated
+        </summary>
+        <description>
+          Historically libvirt has embedded gnulib to provide fixes for
+          various platform portability problems. This usage has now been
+          eliminated and alternative approaches for platform portability
+          problems adopted where required. This has been validated on the
+          set of platforms covered by automated CI build testing. Other
+          modern Linux distros using glibc are expected to work. Linux
+          distros using non-glibc packages, and other non-Linux platforms
+          may encounter regressions when building this release. Please
+          report any build problems encountered back to the project
+          maintainers for evaluation.
+        </description>
+      </change>
+    </section>
   </release>
   <release version="v6.0.0" date="2020-01-15">
     <section title="Packaging changes">
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Re: [libvirt PATCH v2] docs: add news item about gnulib removal

Posted by Andrea Bolognani 1 week ago
On Fri, 2020-02-14 at 16:36 +0000, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> While we have CI testing coverage for many platforms, we don't test any
> non-glibc based Linux and there are other non-Linux platforms we don't
> officially target, both of which might hit regressions.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@redhat.com>
> ---
>  docs/news.xml | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)

Reviewed-by: Andrea Bolognani <abologna@redhat.com>

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