[ros-dev] Trunk Freeze

art yerkes ayerkes at speakeasy.net
Fri Sep 16 07:43:20 CEST 2005

Alex Ionescu wrote:

> WaxDragon wrote:
>>    It's only been two weeks since I sent out the August State of the
>> Repository, but the tree has already had 271 revisions. There have
>> been several large commits, and trunk has had several build breakages,
>> and instability in general.  Just today we had three commits reversing
>> and unreversing some of Alex's changes. 
>> I'm calling for a trunk
>> freeze until several issues have been addressed.
>> * The release build is broken. So far the string library and the usb
>> code have been fixed.  I was working with Alex on a break in the
>> exception handling when this topic came up.
> There's only that annoying ctype problem in rtl, afaik, which should
> be fixed by including the modified ctype.h from ntoskrnl.
>> * There seems to be a mysterious hang when shutting down ReactOS in
>> qemu.  I've seen it personally and heard reports of it, but since it
>> locks up qemu so bad you can't free the mouse, no one has gotten a
>> trace (that I am aware of).
> I don't have a hang...I used to have a crash in shell32... but now I
> have introduced a bug which makes the stack trace printing inside
> kernel32 crash, which causes a bsod. And yeah, I'm working on fixing
> this regression. Note however that there is a shutdown crash which I
> didn't cause though. Reverting prior to my changes should get you a
> trace.
>> * Gunnar's win32k changes introduced several bugs, many of which were
>> fixed, but I still feel unsure about others that may be hiding.
> Agreed, there needs to be done a LOT of testing.
>> * Hartmut fixed the MP build. See, I didn't even know that was broken.
> We all need to get VMWare 5.5 and start MP testing :)
>> I would like to freeze the tree for 72 hours, over the weekend,
>> allowing bugfixes only.  I think we all need to grab a fresh copy and
>> run it under every platform we have, checking all the options.
> I totally agree.
>> According to the rules set forth, I need three developers.  Who agrees
>> to a trunk freeze?
> I do.
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
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I agree.

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