Promoting kiel to stable

Hello OpenCSW users,

Our named release 'dublin' has been marked as stable since September 2013.
It's time for us to apply the 'stable' label to the kiel release.

Before:

unstable
testing → kiel
stable → dublin

After:

unstable
testing → bratislava
stable → kiel

I. If your pkgutil.conf contains a line similar to this:

mirror=http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/stable/

...you're subscribed to the stable release and you will notice the changes when
we promote kiel from testing to stable.

II. If your pkgutil.conf contains a line similar to this:

mirror=http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/dublin/

...you will not notice any changes, but you should consider moving over to the
kiel release. You can upgrade from dublin to kiel with pkgutil.
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Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński | 21 Sep 10:28 2013

dublin is the new 'stable', kiel is the new 'testing'

Hello OpenCSW users,

In November 2012, we've removed all the packages from the 'stable' directory on the master mirror and replaced them with a README file. Ten months passed since and we hope that you've noticed the change.

It's time to apply the 'stable' label to the dublin release. This is what we had before:

unstable
testing → dublin
stable → (nothing)

After:

unstable
testing → kiel
stable → dublin

There's one important caveat:

You cannot update packages from the legacy (old stable) catalog to the new stable.

If you have a machine on which you still have the legacy package set, you must make a list of all your packages, uninstall them, then switch pkgutil to the new catalog and install the new set.

Following the promotion of dublin to 'stable', the kiel release will become the new 'testing'. There's no general upgrading caveat, you will be able to upgrade from dublin to kiel (old 'testing' to new 'testing').

The change has been made on the master mirror and will propagate to other mirrors in withing the next day.

In case of any problems, please contact us either on the mailing list or on the IRC channel, #opencsw on Freenode.

Maciej
<div><div dir="ltr">Hello OpenCSW users,<div><br></div>
<div>In November 2012, we've removed all the packages from the 'stable' directory on the master mirror and replaced them with a README file. Ten months passed since and we hope that you've noticed the change.</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>It's time to apply the 'stable' label to the dublin release. This is what we had before:</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>unstable</div>
<div>testing &rarr; dublin</div>
<div>

stable &rarr; (nothing)</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>After:</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>unstable</div>
<div>testing &rarr; kiel</div>
<div>stable &rarr; dublin</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>There's one important caveat:</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>You cannot update packages from the legacy (old stable) catalog to the new stable.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>If you have a machine on which you still have the legacy package set, you must make a list of all your packages, uninstall them, then switch pkgutil to the new catalog and install the new set.</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>Following the promotion of dublin to 'stable', the kiel release will become the new 'testing'. There's no general upgrading caveat, you will be able to upgrade from dublin to kiel (old 'testing' to new 'testing').</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>The change has been made on the master mirror and will propagate to other mirrors in withing the next day.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>In case of any problems, please contact us either on the mailing list or on the IRC channel, #opencsw on Freenode.</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>Maciej<br>
</div>
</div></div>
Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński | 24 Nov 12:39 2012

Roadmap for 2013

Most of the year 2012 at OpenCSW was spent trying to keep up to date
with core packages, and testing the new package flow. The unstable
catalog was getting very frequent updates directly from package
maintainers. The dublin catalog was periodically synchronized from the
unstable catalog, until the OpenSSL update came along. The library
update turned out to be non-trivial, and resulted in the dublin
catalog freeze. We have the capacity to rebuilt packages for the
dublin catalog, but most of the new work goes towards new packages.

We’ve created a new catalog called ‘kiel’. It is a snapshot of the
unstable catalog, featuring OpenSSL 1.0.0 and other updates. If you
want OpenSSL 1.0.0, this is the catalog you should use. It will kept
getting periodic updates from unstable, the way the dublin catalog
used to. You need to configure pkgutil to point to the release name.

We’ve also created the next catalog, called ‘bratislava’, which is
currently only a placeholder for some experiments we’re about to make.
We’re still collecting ideas, but the main one is that we’ll build it
from scratch, with some fundamental changes: there will be no
CSWcommon, and everything will be built with GCC by default. We also
want to make it possible to bootstrap OpenCSW at a different prefix
than /opt/csw, allowing others to build their own software stacks
based on our code base.

The progress on the IPS catalog is slow, but the effort is ongoing.

The short outline of our 2013 plans is:

- Keep the ‘stable‘ URL empty for until mid-2013 to make sure that
people notice that they shouldn’t be using it.
- When mid-2013 arrives, promote dublin to stable and promote kiel to testing.
- Build bratislava.
- Build an IPS catalog.

We hope our packages make your life easier. If you feel like talking
to us, hop on the IRC channel.

The same entry on our website:
http://www.opencsw.org/2012/11/roadmap-for-2013/
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Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński | 20 Sep 10:42 2011

New catalog layout

Hello OpenCSW users,

After a break, we have started pushing new packages to the mirrors
again.  The release process is now automated, allowing frequent
releases to the unstable catalog.  Even though the break in pushing
packages to the mirrors has been on hold for about two months, the
work on packages has been continuing in the development catalogs.  The
main change is that we created a new signing key and started to push
the new packages to the official mirrors.  There is a couple cool
updates in the pipeline, including gcc-4.6, php-5 and apache-2.2.
They are available in the unstable catalog and getting more testing
before they get promoted to testing.  To learn what 'unstable', and
'testing' mean, please read on.

There has been a change to the catalog layout.  Previously, the
catalogs were laid out as follows:

- current contained all the new releases
- unstable was a backward-compatible symlink to current
- stable was an old, dead release

The new layout is as follows:

- dublin is the named release we're working on right now
- unstable is a quickly changing catalog which gets all the new releases
- current is a symlink to dublin (for compatibility purposes)
- testing is a symlink to dublin (will eventually change to the next
named release)
- stable is still an old, dead release

The main difference is that current and unstable are no longer the same catalog.

Our recommendations for which catalog to subscribe:

- your workstation / development system / testing system: subscribe to
unstable and help us catch potential problems early
- production systems (you'll always get the branch that gets updates):
subscribe to testing
- production systems (locked on to one named release): subscribe to dublin

There is also information available in the README file in the top directory:
http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Maciej
Ben Walton | 6 Sep 16:53 2011

gpg key change

Hi All,

As part of the new release process, we have installed a new gpg key.
Catalogs are already being signed with the new key.
You can find the public half on our website[1] or grab it with gpg
--recv-key.  There is also a package that can deliver the key which is
named CSWcswpki.  The key id is 9306CC77.

Thanks
-Ben
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Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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Ben Walton | 7 Apr 15:21 2011

apache2 update info


Hi All,

A quick note about some changes in the apache2 updates...

If you don't have CSWapache2 installed, you'll want to install it.  It
now contains the actual files (binaries, config, etc) and the smf
integration.

As it was possible to have a working apache2 install without
CSWapache2 previously[1], this is something you'll want to pay
attention to.

Thanks
-Ben

[1] It's still possible to get a non-working install due to external
    dependencies, but bugs have been filed against the apprporiate
    packages.
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University of Toronto
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İhsan Doğan | 27 Feb 11:59 2011
Face

Website and mailing lists outage

Dear OpenCSW users,

The University of Applied Sciences in Biel (Switzerland) [1] hosted and
provided the bandwidth for the web and mail server of the OpenCSW
project since the beginnings. Unfortunately, the university cannot
sponsor the OpenCSW project any longer and we were forced to look for a
new solution.

Solnet [2], an ISP based in Solothurn (Switzerland), is so kind and is
going to sponsor hosting and internet connectivity for the OpenCSW
project. The mail and web server will be moved to their data center on
Monday, the 28th February 2010.

Following services will be not available on Monday 28th February, from
9:00 UTC till 14:00 UTC:
- The project website and bug tracker on www.opencsw.org
- Mailing lists

[1] http://www.hti.bfh.ch/
[2] http://www.solnet.ch/

Thanks for your patience,
Ihsan Dogan

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Ben Walton | 19 Dec 23:43 2010

Announcing the new Board


Hello OpenCSW Users,

Last week, a new board was elected by the OpenCSW membership.  The
results of this election saw Ihsan Dogan, Maciej Blizinski and myself
elected.  After some discussion, the board roles have been assigned as
follows:

President: Ben Walton
Treasurer: Ihsan Dogan
Secretary: Maciej Blizinski

We are all excited about this new chapter in OpenCSW and look forward
to serving both the user and maintainer communities.

Thank you.
Ben, Maciej and Ihsan
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Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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Kester Habermann | 28 Oct 09:17 2010

py_ldap

Dear users:
The pkg name for py_ldap has changed, from CSWpyldap, to CSWpy-ldap.

Please be aware if you use this package, that you may want to manually
remove the older version for upgrading purposes.

Best Regards

Kester
William Bonnet | 14 Jun 00:06 2010
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The new web site is online

Hi

I'm pleased to announce that the new website is online.

Feedbacks, improvements and bugs report are welcome  :) 

Kind regards,
W.

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Philip Brown | 30 May 01:40 2010

Warning: Programs and libraries under /opt/csw/X11 in flux

To our esteemed users:
Please be warned --  We are redoing our X11 support strategy at this time.
This means that some programs that use libraries under /opt/csw/X11/lib
may get broken by updates over the following weeks. 
We are planning to remigrate X11 support to primarily use Sun X11
libraries, which means refocusing our efforts on libraries directly under
/opt/csw/lib.

We apologise for any difficulties this may cause you.
In extreme cases, we remind you that there ARE older versions of packages
kept at http://csw.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/oldpkgs/ , amoung other
places, if you find yourself in need of an older package in an emergency.

Thank you for your patience. Please know that we are working hard for the
end result of a more up to date, and also better performing, X11 experience
for you, our users :-)


Gmane