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Re: 68k or m68k port status

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 08:23:26AM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-09 00:22:04 +0200, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be>

> It would be *really* cool to have some Debian Text Centre. I know that
> there are autobuilders available for all architectures, but they
> fullfill a different need (-> a hopefully stable box to compile all the
> userspace). But that's only half of the truth. We also need some boxes
> running the bleeding edge stuff to recognize risig problems _early_.
> I could basically give some machines for such a Test Centre, but
> unfortunately, I don't have a place to put them to, nor do I have power
> and appropriate connectivity.
> Maybe some university could offer some room in some dark cellar?!

The problem is not to have lots of machines (I have as well two machines
standing around), but to have people who are doing the testing. 
Kernel testing is not something you can do safely from remote sites, but
where you have to sit in front of the machine in case of emergency... 

For example: 
I have an A3000 as my main television with my PicassoIV/PalomaTV combo... I
really would like to have a driver to use PalomaTV with Linux, but that´s
not possible atm. I can´t program the driver myself although I have best
contacts to the people who made the card... the A3000 is simply to slow with
its 030/25 and its 12 MB of Ram, so that installing woody would take a two
weeks time because of constantly swapping (dpkg will use approx. 20 MB)... 
So, I fall apart as a kernel tester... 

Ciao...              // 
      Ingo         \X/

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