Raring now open for development
doko at ubuntu.com
Sun Oct 28 22:26:48 UTC 2012
Raring is now open for development, with syncs from unstable currently running.
The development version starts with updated versions of eglibc and python3, and
some upload rearrangements.
- GCC 4.7 did see some updates from the upstream branches, and supports
x32 multilibs on amd64 and i386.
- eglibc is updated to 2.16.1 . Known issues are
+ a new macro TIME_UTC which conflicts with a macro of the same name
+ exposing a warning for building without any optimization, but defining
_FORTIFY_SOURCE (currently disabled in the Ubuntu package). A check
for _FORTIFY_SOURCE using the preprocessor without optimization now
doesn't show the fortify support anymore.
- Python 3.3  is now the default python3 version. Packages are now
rebuilt to use the new python version. It's the plan to drop python3.2
support before the first raring beta release.
- Toolchain source packages are now setup to support an aarch64 cross
- For Raring, all uploads will go to raring-proposed, and a modified
instance of "britney" (the software that handles migration from Debian
unstable to testing) will copy them to raring when they've been built
everywhere and do not reduce the count of installable packages in the
Please check your uploads in a raring chroot, don't just test in a quantal
environment. See  how to setup such a development chroot.
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