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Re: glibc 2.28 release on August 1st and extended ABI freeze for ppc64le float128.
- From: Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <tuliom at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>
- To: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Bill Schmidt <wschmidt at us dot ibm dot com>
- Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:34:51 -0300
- Subject: Re: glibc 2.28 release on August 1st and extended ABI freeze for ppc64le float128.
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Carlos O'Donell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The next release of glibc 2.28 is planned for August 1st.
> We normally enter a global ABI/API slushy freeze on July 1st.
> Both IBM and Red Hat have a strong desire to see the IBM ppc64le
> transition to the new long double format without having to wait an
> additional 6 months until we have another release.
> For example I want these changes in Fedora 29 so we can showcase the
> latest IBM POWER9 hardware.
> I'm willing to extend the ABI/API freeze to July 13th for the ppc64le
> float128 changes, to allow those to go into the glibc 2.28 release.
We've decided to delay this transition to glibc 2.29 in order to give more
time for tests.
So, I'm removing this item from the release blockers list.
Thank you all!