Stuff in the past few days
A few things not really visible on the surface happened in the past few
- I've done a bit more work on the next version of
g4u, baseically moving
the whole build infrastructure to use NetBSD's new 'makefs -t cd9660'
- While there, I've been working on a framework to
build bootf-cds (like the current bootfloppies, i.e.
just a small CD with a kernel and a ramdisk with sysinst, no install
latest version of the framework
works on i386 and amd, but it actually reinvents a wheel that's already
present twice in the NetBSD source tree. So I'll try to find more time
to think about the src/etc 'iso-image' target and esp. all the code
in src/distrib/cdrom before persuing this.
My current theory is that NetBSD needs to split the concept of
building a "release" into #1 the compiling of all the stuff in $RELEASEDIR,
and #2 the postprocessing (creating a bootable CD *with* install sets,
taring up sources, and making sure there's a pkgsrc snapshot there,
too). Maybe the source taring-up should even be moved to another step
#3 that's only done after performing step #2 *all* platforms.
We'll see when I find more time for this, or maybe if someone picks
- After NetBSD got permission from The Open Group and the IEEE to use
text from the POSIX(R) standard some time ago, I'm finally preparing
press release (available soon!) with them.
- Various other coordination stuff for the NetBSD booth at the
Chemnitz Linuxday is also taking ways too much time,
getting t-shirts and flyers and posters done.
[Tags: cdrom, g4u, ieee, iso, sus, theopengroup]