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

On Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:18:27 +0100
Harald Dunkel <harald.dunkel@aixigo.de> wrote:

> On 12/05/12 15:53, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > 
> > (I'm probably biased as X maintainer, X backporter, and release
> > assistant but anyway…)
> > 
> > Spending time on backporting a full X stack at this point of the
> > release cycle looks way less interesting than checking what happens
> > with wheezy, possibly fixing buggy parts.
> > 
> 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.
> On the other hand, many enterprises cannot afford to switch
> over to Wheezy immediately after release date (March 2013?).
> Squeeze has to last at least for another year.

Enterprises can afford to pay someone to backport the X stack,
however.  I had a contract back in 2006 to do exactly this (I believe
the results went into the bpo repository, but I'm not certain).

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