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Re: backports kernel: support for t430s laptop in backports?

On 12/14/12 10:38, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 08:18:27AM +0100, Harald Dunkel wrote:
>> I surely understand that most Debian folks are volunteers
>> spending a lot of precious free time on the project and
>> have to choose what to work on.
> So. Are you prepared to do the work?

I started on a backport yesterday, but I got tangled up in the
large chain of tiny x11proto-*-dev and lib*-dev packages needed
to build the next one. The plan is to backport at least one
package per day in a spare minute.

Remind me, what was the reason why xorg was split into small

>> On the other hand, many enterprises cannot afford to switch
>> over to Wheezy immediately after release date (March 2013?).
> They had several months to prepare. What is the problem?

I could live with Squeeze for several years, but I am running
out of supported hardware. Unfortunately I cannot upgrade just
the hardware dependent packages (kernel, Xwindow drivers,
firmware, etc.) within Squeeze and keep the rest. Somehow the
new glibc sneaks in, and I have to upgrade _all_ packages to
Wheezy. Thats a huge amount of work and a very high risk.
Enterprises try to avoid both.

The really sad part is that Nvidias proprietary driver is very
easy to install on Squeeze, even if you use the most recent
hardware. Meaning no offense, but how comes that the open Intel
driver is an issue here?

>> Squeeze has to last at least for another year.
> Squeeze will get security support for another year. This does not mean
> it will get new features via backports.



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