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Re: irc meeting regarding kernel status d-i RC3

Andres Salomon wrote:
> I'm of the opinion that if sarge is literally less than a month away from
> freezing, then let's stick w/ 2.6.8.  It's Good Enough; if we can get
> around ACPI problems by disabling it, fine.  However, if sarge is still
> far away from freezing, then there's no reason not to go w/ 2.6.10. 
> It's clearly shown itself to be a better kernel in some cases; we just
> need testing to find regressions in *core* stuff (individual drivers,
> filesystems, etc, can all have fixes backported.  It's the core stuff
> that's difficult).  I'm not concerned about when d-i rc3 is released; I
> care about when *sarge* releases. People said that once rc2 was out, sarge
> would be ready.  That's clearly not the case, and probably won't be the
> case once rc3 is out.

a) The last thing I want to do is place d-i in the position of being the
last thing blocking the sarge release, and swapping out the kernel at
this point has a very good potential to do so. I think vorlon agrees,
but I'll stop quoting his offhand comments on irc now. :-)
I'm rather happy actually that you think we can release with 2.6.8.

b) Many of the people whose time would be spent working on updating d-i
to a new kernel could better use that time to work on other RC issues
for sarge. For example, I work on tracking security issues in testing.
Kamion and vorlon work on getting the release out. Etc.

see shy jo

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