I have been a bit silent for the last 2 weeks. Everyone had things in real life to keep them away from the fun-stuff. So last night i had called for a roundup to get an overview and see what is left to do. From the outcome of last nights meeting, my estimate is, we are a week or 2 behind the schedule. That means we can still release this year, as there is a buffer in the build- and testphase.
Our new buildserver is set up and already in use. Towo built a first kernel on there today with a nice buildtime: real 9m7.271s. Everything, that needed to be forked, is done. We now need to build packages and upload to our repository. So, in a few days we will be able to start building iso-images and do a lot of testing.
Builds will be installable from the start, as our new installer-frontend basicaly gotfinished last night. Its a webfrontend with its own dedicated little webserver. So that will also see a lot of testing soon.
The second string of action is art for release and infrastructure. Here we are hanging behind a bit more. We need to pour the Cororate Design Paper into html,css,js,php and the like. Besides that we need to take care of release art.
The art-team have been working on KDM Login Screen for almost a week. Now we know why most distros just place a box in the middle of the screen. Anything besides that is a lot of work. Xml needs to be married to KDE standards. This tutorial gives you an idea of the task. Once you wrap your brain around their box-model and how things are inherited, you won.
When it comes to mirrors, we could release in a few days. We got one server in DE (TU Brunswick) that we will push to, 2 mirrors in the USA and one in Brasil, that will pull from the german server. Thats sufficient for a start. Brazil is very dedicated and already building a community around the hot air we produced so far. They have a forum set up and are good to go.
We also decided, how our releases will be named. We will use titles of famous rock songs as release names and the corresponding wallpaper will illustrate the title. So last night we decided on ‘One Step Beyond’ by Madness as first release name. Releases will also be numbered of course. so the first one will be called something like ‘siduction-11.01 One Step Beyond’
So now lets hope, the planet is still in one piece and sid a nice boy towards the end of the year 🙂
A log of last nights meeting is, as always, online