Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deadwood milestone reached: Recursion is starting to work

Finally, well over two years after starting the Deadwood project, recursion is starting to work. The operative word is “starting”; Deadwood is not ready for general testing yet. However, I was able to resolve “” starting from the root name servers with the latest Deadwood snapshot today, since no glueless NS referrals need to be followed to resolve that name.

That in mind, here is a TODO list for releasing Deadwood 2.6.02:
  • Make sure we don't follow any referrals if we're following an upstream server. Make sure RD is set to 0 if talking to a root server, and 1 if talking to an upstream server.
  • Show an appropriate error message if we try to follow a glueless NS referral or CNAME referral.
  • Run all of the SQA regressions in the 32-bit and 64-bit compiles of Deadwood, starting with the 32-bit compile. Fix things.
  • Make a good default hash value for the tarball, and which will be in our source release.
  • Make sure it compiles in Windows, both under MinGW and with TCC.
  • Once all of this is done, make the 2.6.02 release: Source tarball, Win32 binary (.zip, .7z), and TCC .7z source release.
As always, snapshots can be looked at here: