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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-13 17:28:27


This is the status of the 1.34.0 release as I see it. I'll update it
on a roughly weekly basis. The main purpose of this is to make people
aware of outstanding issues and maybe motivate some volunteers.

In general I think regression results are finally looking promising
and we should shoot for a beta release before new years. That being
said there are still outstanding issues.

Regression Tests

- Lots of probably configuration related regressions in some msvc
tests as pointed out here:

- concept_check

     Regressions for borland 5.8.2 and msvc 6.5. The borland fail
should be marked
     expected (
152138). Who's going
     to take care of the msvc-6.5 failure?

- iostreams

     Broken on cw-9.4. Anybody working on this?

- regex

     Fails msvc-6.5 no known fix.

- test

     Fails darwin-4.0.1, cw-9.4 no known fix.

- utility

     Fails gcc-3.4.5_linux_x86_64 no know fix.

As I said we are getting close, but we *really* need people to look
at the outstanding issues.


- Getting Started Guide

     Dave is making significant progress on this and I think it'll be
a major step forward once it's done.

- v2 transition

     There still seem to exist vestiges of the old build system in
some places. See here:

     This issue is unresolved as of now. We are seeking help and input.


- File name guidelines

     We still have 7 file/directory names issues in the following

       *N* name exceeds 31 characters
       *N* name contains more than one dot character ('.')
       *N* name exceeds 31 characters
       *N* name exceeds 31 characters
       *N* name exceeds 31 characters
       *N* name exceeds 31 characters
       *N* leading character of ".htaccess" is not alphabetic

     I consider these showstoppers for the final release. Could the
     library authors please take care of this?

- Broken Links

     We still show 116 broken links. Is the report broken or the docs?

- License Copyright

     We still have large number of license copyright issues. To me
the do we really need a license/copyright for xxx
     discussion is not very productive. My personal attitude is get
over it and fix it. While this is not a showstopper
     fixing them will be well received by our users and now is the
time to do it.

Please let me know of issues not covered here. I'll add them to the



Thomas Witt

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