also sprach Jason Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006.07.27.1901 +0200]: > And, as Brian Durant pointed out, this isn't just about the iMac G5 > but also the Power Mac G5 (PowerMac 9.1) as well. In fact, Debian > chokes on most of Apple's newer PowerPC machines. I and many others > had been looking to Etch as a solution, but it won't provide one with > 2.6.17 and I'm not looking forward to the potential of waiting through > the lifetime of another stable release before gaining support. > > It's important, IMHO, that 2.6.17 _not_ be selected as the default > kernel but rather 2.6.18 (or later) for the reasons discussed on > debian-powerpc... even if that means delaying the release of Etch. With all due respect, but I oppose to delaying etch because of powerpc sound problems. If we get 2.6.18 ready by October, so be it, but if not, then it's either no cookie for powerpc, or a separate powerpc release of etch a bit later. Don't forget that it was liw who bribed Apple to use broken hardware just so he would stand a slight chance at not having to get a tattoo. And please do not cross-post messages. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer and author: http://debiansystem.info `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system love your enemies; they'll go crazy trying to figure out what you're up to.
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