[BusyBox] Getting started on 1.0.1-rc2
rob at landley.net
Fri Aug 12 03:29:54 UTC 2005
On Thursday 11 August 2005 10:08, Paul Fox wrote:
> rob -- i looked at the ones i know anything about, and agree with
> your sorting overall. just a few comments...
> > More info (need to look at patch, scratch head a bit):
> > 10917 something to do with stat.c?
> > 10923 big makefile change. Nervous.
> > 10974: is this a bugfix, or a follow-up to 10887?
> mike told me it's a followup, for warning suppression. so leave
> for 1.1.
> > 10975: what?
> > 10977: how much ipv6 support is in 1.0? This needed?
> > 11002 ether-wake and uclibc?
> > 11007 init is still horked...
> this is really a new feature, not a bugfix. i'd leave it for 1.1.
> > 11010 remove uclibc #ifdef from inetd.
> also a new feature -- exposes the leave-in-foreground
> option for non-uclibc builds. leave for 1.1.
If the option was exposed for uclibc builds, then it's not a new feature and I
consider it 1.0 material. YMMV.
> > 11011 whitespace changes to makefile?
> > 11012 bbconfigopts.h dependency?
> this is a followon fixup to 11006. leave for 1.1.
> > 11043: modprobe not needing /bin/sh
> > Probably not:
> > 10863,10901,10933,10976,11099 The mount rewrite is 1.1 material.
> > 10878 implement "ip route flush cache" - new feature.
> > 10879 bugfix for new sort: 1.0 doesn't have new sort.
> > 10883 nc -e
> > 10886 scriptable telnet (new feature, why not nc???)
> the bug title and log message were misleading. it's really a
> bugfix, to make bb telnet act the same as other telnets when
> stdin isn't a terminal. it happens to be useful for simple
> scripts. as you say, nc may be better, but telnet has been
> useful for this for longer than nc has existed.
And people know about telnet. Ok, as a telnet bugfix it's 1.0...
> > 10887 The zip rewrite is a new feature.
> unfortunately, i agree. unfortunately, because bb unzip isn't complete
> enough to be very useful in its 1.00 form.
We should ship 1.1 before the end of the year. If that means the todo list
gets punted to 1.2, I can live with that.
That said, 1.0.1 needs to go out RSN.
> > 10922 #ifdef newlib is not an improvement.
> > 10929, 10944, 11023 ENABLED_STUFF is 1.1 material.
> > 10973, 10984 mke2fs
> > 10978, 10980: NO! Evil evil evil evil...
> > 10992: docs directory not relevant in 1.0
> > 10995: I don't care about devfs.
> > 11006, 11008, 11015 new applets.
> > 11009 ls new option (--color).
> > 11044, 11083: ash new features (vi editing mode, builtin echo)
> paul fox, pgf at brightstareng.com
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