(Thanks to Mika Pesu for reminding us to update this roadmap.)
The roadmap for 007 started with "GoboLinux 007 will not be a major departure from 006, but rather, a gradual improvement". This one is no different. We always try to improve gradually, that's why there are no points in our release numbers: in one sense, all releases are major releases, in another, all of them are point releases. It's a glass-half-empty/glass-half-full thing.
Looking back at the roadmap for 007, I see that featurewise, it ended up being quite precise, but timewise, it failed miserably. We first planned it for July 2003 but only delivered it in October, a three-month delay. For 010, no date promises were made, but if I recall, the original plan was for December, and we released it in early January. Quite an improvement. :)
By now, the development version of the Scripts, ie, the latest dated snapshot, is already considerably better than the earlier version that was frozen for 010, which means that 011 can't take too long to be released. So, the planned release date for 011 is "as soon as possible", once we get the planned features worked out. (I would say it could be out as early as late February/early March, but don't quote me on these numbers.)
Now, on to the features.
GoboLinux 007 and 010 featured large improvements, namely the installer and hardware detection. These would be hard to top on 011: the plan is to have smaller things as new features, and focus on improving these larger features that were introduced in the last releases.
So, what's new to be expected:
Some things from the 007 roadmap still hold true as to-do work:
GoboLinux 010 is still i686-only. There is an ad-hoc 007 port of i686 out there developed especially for the Eu Cidadão social project, but it never featured a complete package set that warranted a proper release. We plan to use it to bootstrap a proper i386 port. Compile should be an important tool in this task. There is a considerable chance that 011 will feature both i386 and i686 versions, but this is a lower priority than the items listed above.
(yet to be written :-) )
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