Re: What about ARM?
Jim Studt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Richard Braakman <email@example.com> writes:
> > > I've heard rumours that you will try for a potato release. Is that true?
> > > If so, what is the status of that effort?
> I've pulled a machine from our test rigs to be a build daemon. I've
> got the successful build rate for rebuilding out of date packages up
> to around 75%. That is, it will generate the .debs without my
> intervention, not that I've installed and verified the results.
> I've got 4 hours a day to work on the screwups.
> As soon as I've finished the out of date libs/* packages I'll start
> auto building and uploading all the out-of-date packages.
What autobuilding setup are you using? As of yesterday, I'm trying to
set up wanna-build/buildd on rameau.debian.org (the machine Rebel.com
set up for us). As I understand it, the system uses a central
database for dispatching build jobs (wanna-build), and one (or more)
build daemons (buildd).
It's quite complex, and completely undocumented, so it may take me a
while to get it working right. Fortunately, I've got access to
samosa.debian.org (the i386 autobuilder), so I can copy the setup from
Once I get rameau setup, I think we can set up additional build
daemons. Did you ever get your maintainer application processed?
> After that I'll look at the netwinder installation kits. I don't
> know anything about Acorns, but I have experience in cramming linux
> into tiny spaces.
The tricky thing with both the NetWinder and the Acorn machines is
that a conventional PC-style boot disk isn't going to work (the
NetWinder doesn't have a diskette, and the Acorn machines boot RiscOS
from ROM). So boot-floppies will need additional code and/or
> What sort of package coverage or milestones should we reach to call it
> a release? How about kernel issues to be nailed before release?
> I'm showing something like...
> 1073 up to date or not architecture appropriate
> 617 out of date (less 39 sitting in my upload spool)
> 999 uncompiled
I'm not sure what sort of package coverage is necessary. It's
probably up to us, I think. It's probably a requirement to have every
binary package that we do ship up-to-date however. Obviously,
boot-floppies is needed. I've been neglecting glibc and the
toolchain, so that probably needs work again too.