Archive for September, 2008

Some more reports and documentation

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I’m continuing to do some maintenance on the weekly PR emails, and the new prototype PR pages. The former are having their formatting fixed up and the boilerplate removed. The latter has been rewritten to group the reports by commnity of interest, and has also added PRs that have been modified in the last day/week/month; PR count by assignee; and latest commit by assignee.

In addition, the main pointyhat erorrlog page is now much more readable. A bugfix there has also helped portsmon get back up to date.

Finally, I’ve completely rewritten my home page on freefall, so that you can find the various projects that I am working on (including the above), the presentations that I have done at various BSDCan and EuroBSDCon conferences.

The return of the FreeBSD QA/release cycle graphs

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I finally got around to updating these after having let them gather dust for a while. These include bar charts showing the time periods that various releases were being worked on (QA = Quality Assurance) and were supported by the FreeBSD security team. The dates for 6.4, 7.1, and beyond are all “best-guess”.

I find the graphs much easier to understand than the text-format descriptions in various emails.

The data are up at schedule.html.