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2004.3 Release Information

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1.  Goals

With the hopes of finishing off 2004 on a high note, the Release Engineering team is going to focus on bugfixing and polishing for the 2004.3 release. Our main focus will be the enhancement and optimization of release media, especially with regard to the x86 architecture.

In addition to bugfixing, the Release Engineering team is going to be releasing some technology previews as well. These previews will highlight what is to come for the 2005 year of release media.

The Release Enginnering team has identified the following key focus areas:

  • Smaller, more optimized x86 LiveCDs
  • Better control of the release timeline, especially when it comes to uploading and final QA
  • Better control of release information such as changes and bugfixes since the previous release

2.  2004.3 Information

Release Resources

Release Notes:

md5sums for all release media can be found on the mirrors. Alternatively, a single text file containing all of the md5sums is also available.

All release media is signed by the Gentoo Linux Release Engineering (releng@gentoo.org) PGP key. The public key ID is 17072058, and the key is available through the subkeys.pgp.net keyserver.

Contacts and Schedule

Contacts:

2004.3 Schedule

Milestone Description Deadline Status
QA Testing Release components have been thoroughly tested in accordance with the QA guidelines. At least one test release has been made by this time. October 22th Completed
Release upload All release components are uploaded to the arch release coordinator's webspace on dev.gentoo.org October 29th Completed
Mirrors are staged Releng and Infra will stage the mirrors November 1st Completed
2004.3 Release 2004.3 is publically released November 15th Completed

Architectures Releasing

The following supported architectures are tentatively releasing 2004.3:

Architecture Subarch(es) Expected Components for 2004.3 Release Coordinator(s)
amd64 amd64 LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes jhuebel
ppc G3, G4, G5 LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes pvdabeel
sparc sparc32, sparc64 LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes weeve, gustavoz
x86 x86, athlon-xp, pentium3, pentium4 LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes beejay

The following unsupported architectures are tentatively releasing 2004.3:

Architecture Subarch(es) Expected Components for 2004.3 Release Coordinator(s)
alpha alpha LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes kloeri, agriffis
arm arm stages vapier
hppa all supported sub-architectures LiveCDs, stages, GRP, Release Notes, netboot images gmsoft
ia64 ia64 stages plasmaroo
ppc64 power3, power4, power5, PPC970 LiveCDs, stages, Release Notes tgall

If information regarding a specific arch is wrong or has been omitted, please contact the release operations manager.



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Page updated 15 November 2004

Summary: This guide serves as the definitive source for all 2004.3 information.

John Davis
Author

Chris Gianelloni
Editor

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