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Re: Debian has failed us

Le Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 10:35:52AM -0500, Joey Hess a écrit :
> Charles Plessy wrote:
> > How about releasing a RC1.5, then, with a 2.6.18 as similar as possible
> > as the one forecasted in testing ?
> There are of course all kinds of ways to hack around this, but all of
> them are suboptimal. For example, we could produce a hacked CD that
> includes unstable's kernel. And updated version of everything it depends
> on. And everything those dependencies depend on. But this would only
> work for systems installed from CD.

> Setting this up would take significant developer time, and that
> would be time that does not in the end benefit the etch release at all.

Dear Joey,

priorities are something very personnal, and I trust the members of the
DI team to manage theirs well. 

I think that what the powerpc port needs is somebody with priorities
focused on "getting things done on powerpc". With this goal, the
duplicated work you described is not necessarly a waste. At least, the
criteria for deciding to do it or not become different. 

I do not know how difficult it would be to ease that kind of temporary
digression. A sort of pbuilder checking if local patches to official
packages are available, maybe ?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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