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Re: lenny+1 and the future of the alpha port?

Hi Bob,

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 08:35:56AM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:

> > Are there other developers still actively using alpha who are willing to do
> > the work to maintain it?  Or perhaps a more important question:  does anyone
> > foresee themselves still using alpha three years from now (1.5 years of
> > lenny as stable, + 1 year of security support as oldstable)?

> I'll continue to lurk in the background as a "daily driver", but as such, testing
> the installer is a task I'd prefer to leave to someone else unless/until I get
> another machine to dedicate to that task.  On the other hand, I'm more than
> willing to test other things that won't require reinstalling the OS.  I recently
> upgraded the Alpha from etch to lenny (feedback available if anyone is interested)

Yes, feedback is certainly welcome.  If there are alpha-specific issues,
feel free to post this to the list.  Otherwise, filing a bug report against
the upgrade-reports pseudopackage is probably best.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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