Re: Rethinking stable updates policy
David Nusinow wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 10:57:45PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > The rough plan is to provide an alternative set of updated kernel packages
> > and potentially also xservers (depending on how modular the new X.org
> > modulization really is) nine months after Etch release. ian.org
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> This may be problematic. The server's ABI version will change, requiring
> the old drivers to be rebuilt or new drivers. This may or may not happen
> every upstream X.org release, I can't really say without more experience,
> but the ABI did break between 7.0 and 7.1.
In theory this shouldn't be too much of a problem since the new
alternative repository would "only" grow bigger by forward ports
of those drivers as well. In theory...
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