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After a few crazy weeks of upstream work, I'm happy to announce that
LTSP 5.3 has been tagged, released and uploaded in Ubuntu earlier this
I'm expecting other distributions, at least Debian to also update to
5.3 over the next few days.
It's been a total of 80 changes from LTSP 5.2.19 to LTSP 5.3, so not
as busy as the 5.2 release (with 90 commits) but still pretty close :)
It's also interesting to remember the tag of LTSP 5.2:
committer: Stéphane Graber <stgraber@...>
branch nick: ltsp-trunk
timestamp: Wed 2010-02-17 20:13:34 -0500
Since then, almost two years ago (sadly not to the day, but close
enough), a total of 396 commits went by, contributed by a total of 9
95 committer: Alkis Georgopoulos <alkisg@...>
79 committer: Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant@...>
59 committer: Wim Muskee <wimmuskee@...>
52 committer: Warren Togami <warren@...>
49 committer: Gideon Romm <gideon@...>
42 committer: Stéphane Graber <stgraber@...>
20 committer: Marc Gariepy <mg@...>
2 author: Francois-Denis Gonthier <neumann@...>
1 committer: Scott Balneaves <sbalneav@...>
Giving us a total of:
214 files changed, 8970 insertions(+), 5236 deletions(-)
Although the changelog is pretty big, here's an attempt at summarizing
the biggest changes from 5.2.19 to 5.3:
- Most ltsp-build-client plugins have now been moved to ltsp-init.d
scripts, applying at boot time instead of build time.
- Massive rework of all our init scripts, including deprecation of
- Better nbd handling, using the upstream nbd scripts. LTSP is now
using named NBD mount for both root and swap.
- Moved from a whitelist of boot services to a blacklist, please get
in touch with upstream if you noticed something that needs
- New improved nbd-proxy with support for named NBD mounts
(nbd-proxy is turned off by default)
- Improvement to ltsp-update-image including, use of ionice by default.
- Lots of fat clients improvement.
- Proper handling of resolvconf
- LTSP now ships /sbin/init-ltsp that's used to configure the thin
client at boot time.
- Improve ltsp-chroot command (it even has a manpage now)
- Better handling of mixed NFS and NBD environment.
- More consistent use of ltsp_config and ltsp-*-functions giving us
a consistent environment and avoiding some delays.
- Improved sound volume handling using udev rule instead of the old
- Plenty of other fixes, thanks to everyone involved with this release!
As yet another reminder, I'd greatly appreciate it if ~ltsp-upstream
would refrain from doing feature changes for the next 3-4 weeks so all
the distros can get a clean LTSP 5.3 and only commit fixes required to
make all that stuff work. Please feel free to tag new releases of
trunk whenever you need it for your distribution.
Thanks again to everyone who's been involved in that release and who's
helped make LTSPROCKS for all these years!
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