Re: What's the status on Xfree86 4.1.0?
On Wed 29 Aug, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >At least on sa1100-type machines (mostly the lart) I've found 2.4.6-rmk1-np2
> >to be a good kernel vintage. After that things started to break again and
> >boot loaders need to be changed...
> Okay. Well, that reminds me: aside from riscpc, netwinder and shark, are
> there any other subarchitectures for which it makes sense to ship kernel
> packages? I don't know whether any of the SA1100-type machines fall into
> that category or not.
The only plausible one is the lart, which, if you attach an HD, can have
standard debian installed. Making boot-floppies work on it is on my list of
things to do, (but quite a long way down :-( ).
For most of the others (ipaq, tuxscreen, cerfboard etc) you are limited to
16/32 or maybe a CF card levels of storage and standard debian isn't really
appropriate. PDA- or embedded- debian is what's needed. Of course the kernel
packages may be exactly the same so they could be useful to developers and
especially to the emdebian project but I'm not sure there's much point
filling the Debian archive itself with them?
So I think there's good arguments for making lkab supply some kernels for
more devices, but for Debian itself adding lart (and Riscstation if the
patches are now avaialble?) is sufficient. (the netwinder kernels covers CATS
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