Things have calmed down significantly since the big check-in a couple of weeks ago. Time flies when you’re waiting for someone to install on the ref platform for you. This is the part of Open Source development that I’m not so good at: patience.
What have I done? Well, I filed a bug asking for the install of Windbg on the ref platform/tinderboxen so that we can start pumping out source indexed nightly builds. Once those are coming down the pipe I can download and test them to be sure that everything is working as expected. Based on the few tests from last semester, I anticipate some tweaking will be needed to where the files are stored and possibly to the cvs set up.
In the meantime it’s time to think about what the next few releases will look like. Oh, and I have a demo on Thursday (/me prays for the install to happen before then so there’s something worth demo-ing).
Here’s what I’m thinking:
0.8 – all tests and tweaks for the user side of source server builds
0.9 – docs and tutorial about the source server and how to use it
1.0 – ? need to think more about that.
In a perfect world 1.0 is a pdbstr replacement but that is starting to seem like something out of my league. I really don’t even know where one begins with hacking into a microsoft hex file to deposit information.
Perhaps there will be unforseen bugs or other features that can be added to make the 1.0 of this project sharp and professional.
Okay, it’s time to go pester the build guys some more for that install.