Release of 5108R
That went well then! Time to release BlueOnyx 5108R.
After a night and a day of testing BlueOnyx 5108R I was surprised how little problems I found. In fact, I didn't find any.
While exhaustive testing may possibly turn up something that has been overlooked, I'm not sure if a few more days of testing done by just a few people would uncover problems with that much efficiency as an early release.
In the end if it really goes wrong, we can always fire our Q&A department. Oh, wait. We don't have that, as we didn't pay them enough. What a shame. ;o)
No, what really speaks for an early relase of 5108R without a week of testing is the fact that there is very, very little code difference between 5107R and 5108R. Pretty much only our 'cce', 'i18n' and 'base-java' modules needed some special treatment to make them 64-bit ready. And even there this special treatmeant deals mostly with the placement of libraries, which - under 64-bit - reside in /lib64/* instead of /lib/*.
The rest was just a straight job where the existing code was just recompiled on a 64-bit build system.
We'll see. But I'm very optimistic that 5108R will work out just fine.