[tahoe-dev] planning for v1.5.1: fully pre-packaged! (apt-get, Windows installer, Mac package)

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn zooko at zooko.com
Thu Aug 6 18:59:58 UTC 2009


Folks:

There has been a lot of interest in Tahoe-LAFS since the v1.5.0  
release.  It gets mentioned on twitter, there was that  
arstechnica.com article, etc..  Several people have tried it for the  
first time since the v1.5.0 release.  Many of them have reported that  
they can't get it installed.

We have most of the pieces ready for a "fully pre-packaged" version  
of Tahoe-LAFS.  We have .deb's automatically built with every  
revision control commit and automatically uploaded to http:// 
allmydata.org/debian/ .  The only problem, I think (?) is that the  
apt index is not getting regenerated after the new .deb's are  
uploaded (#769, #617) and that we don't have an Ubuntu Hardy-amd64  
buildslave (#644).

We have a Windows installer automatically built and uploaded with  
every commit.  The only problem is that it is being uploaded to a  
private server owned by allmydata.com and nobody has volunteered to  
test it or document it.  (It might have bit-rotted due to lack of  
attention and lack of automated tests.)

We have a Mac .dmg package automatically built and uploaded with  
every commit.  I recently wrote automated tests to see whether the  
resulting .dmg was actually mountable and whether the Tahoe-LAFS  
executable therein was actually runnable.  Yay!  Real tests!  Except  
it fails the tests -- the 'tahoe' executable inside the .dmg throws  
an exception (#762, #763).

So, let's get some volunteers to fix these tickets and as soon as  
they are all fixed (see The Roadmap [1]), we'll release Tahoe-LAFS  
v1.5.1!  You can signal to everyone that you are working on a ticket  
by "accepting" it on the trac.  Thank you!

Regards,

Zooko

[1] http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/roadmap

tickets mentioned in this email:

http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/617 # Debian etch package size  
mismatch
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/644 # tahoe dependencies not  
available for hardy-amd64
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/762 # build of mac package  
fails due to pkgutil in zetuptoolz
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/763 # build of mac package  
fails due to some mysterious reason (not pkgutil)
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/769 # debian 'sid' package  
fails to run: pycryptopp-0.5.15 not available in debian form




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