Ticket #3780 (new task)

Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 11 days ago

Prepare for release mc-4.8.20

Reported by: zaytsev Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 4.8.20
Component: adm Version: master
Keywords: Cc: egmont
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by egmont

  • Cc egmont added

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by andrew_b

Last edited 3 months ago by andrew_b (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 5 months ago by mooffie

src/filemanager/panelize.c has unused "#define LABELS 3". Credit goes to "Andreas Mohr <and@…>" (this is from #2942).

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by zaytsev

../../../../src/vfs/tar/tar.c: In function ‘tar_open_archive’:
../../../../src/vfs/tar/tar.c:805:69: error: ‘h_size’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=uninitialized]

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by and

I tidy up OBS build testing across some linux distributions

mc-git_cleanup-*-default is current cleanup branch (3780_cleanup)
mc-git_master-*-default is HEAD branch

minor distributions failed with

parse_ls_vga.c:790:13: error: In the GNU C Library, "makedev" is defined
  by <sys/sysmacros.h>. For historical compatibility, it is
  currently defined by <sys/types.h> as well, but we plan to
  remove this soon. To use "makedev", include <sys/sysmacros.h>
  directly. If you did not intend to use a system-defined macro
  "makedev", you should undefine it after including <sys/types.h>. [-Werror]
          s->st_rdev = makedev (maj, min);

comment:6 Changed 4 months ago by andrew_b

mc-3780-tar.c-Cleanup-compiler-aggressive-loop-optimizations-warning.patch: applied as fixup.
mc-3780-boxes.c-Cleanup-pointer-compare-warning.patch: applied.
mc-3780-mcviewer.c-Cleanup-implicit-fallthrough-warning.patchh: applied.

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by andrew_b

At current moment, the 3780_cleanup branch has 20 commits. I think it's time to review and merge it.

comment:8 Changed 12 days ago by egmont

Hi guys,

What do you think about a release real soon? It's been half a year since the last one.

Way back on May 7 I wrote on mc-devel: "this timestamp issue plus the pending mcview growing issues [...] are I believe a good reason to schedule a .20 release for the not-so-distant future (let's say, within a month or so)"

wiki/ReleaseGuidelines says "Period of releases: two-three months", but, in fact, the pattern recently seems to be (with a few exceptions) one in the spring and one in autumn :)

comment:9 Changed 12 days ago by zaytsev

Hi Egmont,

I thought of all people you are pretty much aware of what the current situation is. Sure, I'm all for making releases more often, but I'm simply incapable of doing so, as my stress level keeps increasing year after year beyond what I thought was even possible. Therefore, I'm struggling to do at least two releases per year and no less, and indeed they fall on time periods immediately "after spring vacation" and "after fall vacation"...

Anyways, as you might have noticed, I've started trying to merge easy stuff in preparation for the fall release. I don't know what Andrew's plans are, would be good if he could comment on what he absolutely wants to get in before release. I was hoping to review his cleanup branch next weekend, and then check what else can be easily merged & make an RC.

There have been some annoying OS X build breakage stuff on GitHub and a few small things I was thinking of trying to process...


comment:10 Changed 11 days ago by andrew_b

I want to see #3850 and #3148 in the release.
Currently, #3148 is on top on #3850 and will be rebased to master after merge of #3850.

comment:11 Changed 11 days ago by zaytsev

Hi Andrew, many thanks for your patience and feedback! I think the important thing is to finally get the cleanup in, then update translations and co., and then I will try my best to look into the other 2 things you mentioned.

comment:12 Changed 11 days ago by egmont

@Yury, sorry, I didn't want to urge you... in fact, when I started typing my comment I hadn't yet realized the twice-a-year pattern :) By the time I finished writing the comment, I didn't think it through that there'll be a release soon anyways :)

Sure, let's wait for everyone's pet peeve bugs to get fixed first.

Thanks a lot again to all of you guys!

PS. I've updated the wiki about the release frequency.

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