Subject: Opening development for Gutsy Gibbon
Date: Wednesday 25th April 2007 12:58:58 UTC (over 11 years ago)
The Gutsy Gibbon archives are now accessible, and will be openend soonish for normal upload and syncs from Debian. The current gutsy archive already has some basic packages updated, including our toolchain (binutils, GCC, glibc). Noteworthy changes are: - The Java compatible environment in main (gij/gcj) was updated to provide Java 1.5 compatibility, allowing now packages in main, which require 1.5 compatibility and can be built using gcj. - We will drop support for g77 for the Gutsy release, demoting g77 to universe. This transition will require manual changes in all packages build-depending on g77. The g77 and gfortran libraries are incompatible, so we will need to rename all library packages linked against libg2c when building these packages with gfortran. To avoid differing naming we will coordinate this work with Debian. - A prerelease of GCC-4.2 will be available in the archive; we will make sure that packages in main can be built using this new version. Gutsy is now open in "frozen" mode to allow the upload / sync of basic and some infrastructure packages first, which should be available before the normal uploads start. Please follow the normal sync rules (file a bug and subscribe ubuntu-archive) and rules for upload in frozen periods (upload and notify archive admins on #ubuntu-devel). The archive will be open for normal operation around Thursday noon UTC (Mar 26).