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Re: which kernel version for etch

On Sun, Jul 16, 2006 at 10:59:05AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> our original plan has been to release the d-i RC on 14th August, and
> freeze the kernel for this on July 30th. Is this plan still current?

What do you mean with "our"?

>                                                                      If
> so, can we expect an acceptable kernel on these days?

No. The kernel team already vetoed 2.6.16 and it is only left around for
the D-I beta which was sheduled 2 weaks ago.

>                                                       The plan also
> included a small window around October 15th to allow an ABI bump / a new
> kernel version into etch - I hope this is still ok for all involved.

No. We don't intend to get into the same problem than with sarge and
release with critical problems open just because they need an ABI bump.

> Please note that from the release team's side, there is no requirement
> to freeze the kernel in any other way than to allow the installer
> at this time, so making the time span between freeze and d-i RC shorter
> won't get an objection from us if the installer team is happy.

The release team lists them explicitely, so it is there requirement. If
it is not, than they should drop it and let the teams get them ready


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