Short sta­tus: RealPlay­er, Sound, Lin­ux, …

I’m busy with non-FreeB­SD relat­ed stuff since a while, so there’s not much to say.

RealPlay­er: Shaun, the FreeB­SD main­tain­er of the helix­play­er port, promised to pol­ish up a patch­set when he gets time to port helix­play­er to a more recent ver­sion and send it to the cor­re­spond­ing helix com­mu­ni­ty (request­ed by some peo­ple at Real after show­ing them the patch­es via cvsweb). Their review and inte­gra­tion of this stuff will help in get­ting a RealPlay­er bina­ry from Real.

Sound: The work of Ariff (and every oth­er con­trib­u­tor) in the HDA area seems to be very appre­ci­at­ed. There are aven voic­es ask­ing for a MFC. I don’t think we will get it for 6.2. It’s too late in the release process and Ariff seems to be busy.

Sound2: Ryan com­mit­ted a fix to P4 which should pro­vide some miss­ing stuff to some break­ing ports. If some­one has time to com­mit it…

Lin­ux: A lot of progress hap­pened here. The long­stand­ing major bug on amd64 is fixed and MFCed (thanks to kib!), so we final­ly got some results for the amd64 runs of the LTP test­cas­es (now col­or cod­ed to spot prob­lems much faster). The sta­tus of the sta­ble run is already on the wiki page (but this is with­out the MFC). Runs on cur­rent (2.4.2 and 2.6.16 based emu­la­tion) and sta­ble after the MFC where already done, but I did­n’t got time to wiki-fy their sta­tus yet.

Ports: I already have an update for my sylpheed-claws port to 2.6.0 togeth­er with a move to LOCALBASE (includ­ing the plu­g­in ports) avail­able, but I have to wait until the ports-slush is lift­ed.

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Lin­ux­o­la­tor bug hunt­ing

Sev­er­al peo­ple help debugging/testing the new lin­ux­o­la­tor. We already got patch­es from kib@ and from the con­trib­u­tor which uses “Intron” as his alias in com­mu­ni­ca­tion. On the amd64 test­ing side bsam@ helps a lot. So far we fixed a pan­ic with linux_vfork (I got hit by it while run­ning the glibc regres­sion tests) and synced the MI parts of the amd64 stuff. We’re also in the process to get some more of the uncom­mit­ted stuff of the SoC into the tree. This stuff are changes which are done based upon reviews by jhb@ and ssouhlal@. Unfor­tu­nate­ly jhb@ seems to be busy ATM, so we have to wait a lit­tle bit for his review of the changes.

We still have the futex prob­lem, but there are patch­es float­ing around which at least fix some prob­lems with realplay.

Roman is going on hol­i­day at the end of the com­ming week, I hope we are able to fix some prob­lems until then.

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