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Fwd: GCC 5 now the default in wily (release pocket)


ok who wants to go out on a limb and test wily-proposed in Lubuntu?

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From: "Matthias Klose" <doko@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Aug 12, 2015 7:26 AM
Subject: GCC 5 now the default in wily (release pocket)
To: "ubuntu-devel" <ubuntu-devel-announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "ubuntu-devel" <ubuntu-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <
kubuntu-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <ubuntu-studio-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <
ubuntu-desktop@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <ubuntu-server@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <

GCC 5 is now the default in the wily release pocket, together with some
libraries, which were either forced (icu, boost1.58), or migrated on their
 The majority of the packages in -proposed are still blocked by missing
or packages failing to build.

The packages which already are migrated to the release pocket should be
installable and not break any installation, however using the release
pocket for
development which touches any of the not yet migrated packages won't work.
this case you should have a development chroot with both the "release" and
"proposed" pocket enabled.

We do *not* recommend updating your default environment to wily-proposed.
If you
want to help with testing one of the desktop environments, please do that
in a
VM or in a chroot. The Ubuntu desktop already seems to be upgradable.
of Kubuntu, Xubuntu and UbuntuStudio desktops are not yet tested.  Feedback

To get this large transition finished, your help is welcome and needed.

What you should *not* do:

 - Starting a major transition / update of some package or
   set of packages.

 - Merging or force syncing a package from Debian which had a library
   transition in Ubuntu but not in Debian. We'll see to these packages
   after the majority of the packages moved to wily.

What you should do:

 - work on a transition mentioned at [1]. Pleases coordinate with
   release managers on IRC (#ubuntu-release).

 - Relevant FTBFS are tracked on [2]. Help with those is greatly
   appreciated to unblock library transitions.

 - With a lower priority, fixing build failures and dep-wait's
   mentioned at [2]. Check that page maybe not as often as your
   email, but do it on a regular basis. Unfortunately we had to
   start the GCC 5 changes with a rather long list of issues.

Remember that this transition doesn't end at the main/universe border or at
set of packages included in our iso images, but involves the whole archive
any other transition).

Thanks, Matthias

[1] http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/
[2] http://pad.ubuntu.com/gcc-5-transition
[3] http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/

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