Preparing for 6.3 Release

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Mon Jun 11 02:05:49 PDT 2007

I wrote:
> 1) Unclear status of wireless network support. The CD doesn't contain 
> wpa-supplicant and doesn't have firmware for most wireless network cards 
> (even though we qualify as ISV and thus can redistribute ipwXXXX firmware). 
> However, I can't test this because I don't have a wireless card.
> 2) Incorrect contents of /etc/issue with the "toram" boot option. The 
> sources are intentionally not copied to RAM (so that one can use "toram" on 
> a 512M box), but the message still says they are available in /lfs-sources. 
> Since it is easy to add generation of the no-sources ISO, we may want to 
> cover this case, too.
> 3) Undocumented initramfs boot options. Maybe we should document things like 
> "noapic pci=noacpi", too.
> 4) It is necessary to add back the reiser4 and loop-aes kernel patches once 
> the kernel version in LFS stabilizes.
> 5) I have updated the packages "blindly" too frequently. Many of them are 
> simply untested. Someone should go through _all_ of them and attempt to make 
> sure that the basic functionality is there.

6) In Japanese locales, fontconfig chooses the wrong default font (AR PL New 
Sung, while it should use Kochi fonts)

Alexander E. Patrakov

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