Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.16 in Fedora 34, including the rebuild of all dependent packages(the pre-release version of Go will be used for the rebuild if released version will not be available at the time of the mass rebuild).
- Name: Jakub Čajka, Alejandro Sáez Morollón
- Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Release notes ticket:
- Targeted release: Fedora 34
- Last updated: 2020-11-09
Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.16 in Fedora 34. Golang 1.16 is scheduled to be released in February 2021. Due to Go packages' current nature and state, the rebuild of dependent packages will require the changes.
Benefit to Fedora
Stay closely behind upstream by providing the latest release of Go, which includes performance improvements and improvements in support for currently supported platforms, among other bug fixes and new features. For a complete list of changes, see upstream change notes at https://tip.golang.org/doc/go1.16 . Therefore Fedora will be providing a reliable development platform for Go language.
- Proposal owners: Rebase Golang package in Fedora 34, help resolve possible issues found during package rebuilds.
- Other developers: Fix possible issues, with help from Golang maintainers.
- Release engineering: Rebuild of dependent packages as part of planned mass-rebuild.
- Policies and guidelines: N/A
- Trademark approval: N/A
How To Test
- a) Install golang 1.16 from rawhide and use it to build your application(s)/package(s).
- b) Scratch build against rawhide.
- Your application/package built using golang 1.16 should work as expected.
Not all of the listed require re-build as they might not ship binaries and/or do not use golang compiler during the build, but only use Go rpm macros that pull it into every build root.
- Contingency mechanism:Reverting to golang version 1.15.X if significant issues are discovered.
- Contingency deadline: Beta Freeze(?)
- Blocks release? No
- Blocks product? No