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Bug#382129: Beta3 won't boot on OldWorld PowerPC Mac


On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 01:30:20PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Friday 18 August 2006 22:49, Aurélien GÉRÔME wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 02:56:52PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > > Do you think it will be ready for inclusion in etch at release time?
> > Hard to say, since Piotr and I have no deadline... :)
> I'm not sure what you mean by this. If you mean, you and Piotr only work on 
> this with low priority, I cannot say anything except "a pity" :)

I did not mean it is low priority. ;) I meant we are not paid
Canonical employees to do a job following a timeline. Piotr seems
to work on miBoot on week-ends and nights (an all-nighter actually,
it seems...) when he feels like it and I am a bit the same... It is
enjoyable work after all, though it seems I have currently more time
than him. Therefore, be assured it will be done, but I cannot guaranty
that it will be ready for Etch.

And frankly, come one... miBoot is 10 years old inactive software,
so I think there is no hurry. On a side note, I am also fscked up in
NM without even starting, because someone in the Front Desk seems to
dislike me, even though I maintain 11 packages in Debian, so there
is really no hurry...

> If you mean, you don't know the deadline to get it into etch, I can help:
> According to 
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/08/msg00005.html the final 
> build for d-i will be on October the 18th. So, your deadline is in two or 
> three weeks I would say (if your changes are non-intrusive...), so that we 
> have time for testing and integrating.

It is really not enough time... :(

> So, to summarize: be quick, if you want this in etch. I'm happy to assist in 
> testing, writing documentation and commiting tested stuff to the svn (in 
> cooperation with Frans.)

I asked Christian Perrier to add my account to the d-i Alioth project
to work on miboot targets and miboot-installer. I am still waiting
for an answer, but I know Christian has a family to run in the
week-end... ;)

I am also really afraid to interact with Frans, because I would rather
not be treated as dipshit like Sven was. :(

> And kudos for your efforts to free miboot and make it work on harddrives!

Thanks and cheers,
 .''`.   Aurélien GÉRÔME
: :'  :
`. `'`   Free Software Developer
  `-     Unix Sys & Net Admin

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