[SeaBIOS] qemu 1.7 & seabios -- release planning

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Tue Oct 15 14:40:41 CEST 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:04:05PM +0200, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>   Hi,
> It's probably going to be a bit tough this time.  We are pretty late in
> the qemu 1.7 devel cycle, soft freeze today, and a big chunk of code
> (ahci-tables-from qemu) which needs seabios support[1] is just about to
> be pulled.
> That leaves only two weeks (with kvm forum in the middle!) until qemu
> 1.7 hard freeze with -rc0 (2013-10-29), which should ideally have a
> seabios update so it can be tested in the rc phase.
> There are two more interface updates (pass pcimem64-start address + e820
> entries for ram regions) which would be good to get in while being at
> it.
> seabios patches are ready for the most part and just waiting for the
> qemu counterparts to be merged first.
> The timing constrains suggest we should tightly align the releases, with
> seabios releases being a bit earlier, i.e. something like this:
>   (1) merge pending qemu patches
>   (2) merge pending seabios patches
>   (3) tag -rc0 seabios release [asap, no later than 2013-10-28]
>   (4) merge seabios update into qemu
>   (5) qemu hard freeze, -rc0 release with seabios update [2013-10-29]
>   (6) seabios freeze in parallel with qemu hard freeze
>   (7) apply seabios fixes if needed.
>   (8) tag final seabios release [targeting qemu -rc2 or -rc3 date here]
>   (9) merge seabios bugfix update into qemu
> Qemu 1.7 schedule is here: http://wiki.qemu.org/Planning/1.7
> Comments?

Sounds okay to me.


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