[dpdk-dev] DPDK techboard minutes of September 11

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Thu Sep 12 18:46:32 CEST 2019

Meeting notes for the DPDK technical board meeting held on 2019-05-08

Attendees: 9/9
	- Bruce Richardson
	- Ferruh Yigit
	- Hemant Agrawal
	- Jerin Jacob
	- Konstantin Ananyev
	- Maxime Coquelin
	- Olivier Matz
	- Stephen Hemminger
	- Thomas Monjalon

1/ Review of last meeting minutes

Starting now the meeting minutes should be drafted
in the next 24 hours after the meeting.
It has been decided that meeting minutes are agreed
if no objection one week after the draft is shared.

2/ Examples removal

Bruce and Hemant will start removing few useless examples
during 19.11 release cycle.

3/ ABI compatibility

The new ABI policy has been discussed for months
and will be a topic for a panel discussion in Bordeaux event.
The final version and agreement of the guidelines are expected soon.

The first step should start after 19.11 release,
and will forbid any change which is not ABI-compatible with 19.11.
This first period must be used to prepare a longer freeze.
Then it will be allowed to break ABI compatibility in release 20.11,
and a longer compatibility period (2 years) could start from 20.11.
Note that experimental functions can change at any time.

4/ Build systems

Meson support is almost complete.
Bruce will present the status in Bordeaux event.
Makefile system will be deprecated in the release 19.11,
and there will be a blocking warning in the default configuration
of the release 20.02. The date for Makefile removal has not been decided.
The configurability of current Meson integration needs to be discussed.

5/ Next techboard meeting will be face to face
in Bordeaux, on September 19 Thursday, at 9pm.

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