[SeaBIOS] Next release
kraxel at redhat.com
Tue Dec 16 08:24:58 CET 2014
> I think it is time to start planning the next SeaBIOS release. I'm
> thinking of targeting a release around the end of January, with a
> feature freeze in mid-January.
> I'm thinking of calling the next release v1.8. In previous releases,
> three numbers were used (eg, v1.7.6), but there does not appear to be
> a compelling reason to use more than two numbers (eg, v1.8) and the
> two number approach is more similar to other projects (eg, QEMU and
Some projects (systemd) use a single number only. Which is unusual, but
if the major version number doesn't tell much anyway it sort-of makes
sense. Note that neither linux 3.0 nor qemu 2.0 had any major or
outstanding changes compared to the previous 2.x / 1.x release ...
I think I'd prefer 1.8 nevertheless because the traditional major.minor
format makes clear it is a version number.
> I'm not planning on pushing out the conversion to full 32bit only
> drivers in the next release. I maintain a branch with that code at:
> Such a change would potentially have backwards compatibility issues,
> and I think it would be better to push a release with the current
> enhancements (eg, the USB updates) first.
Sounds good to me.
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