(beware...semi-philosophical contributions follow the initial technical comments) Quoting Evan Dandrea (firstname.lastname@example.org): > I am proposing that the attached patches be merged from Ubuntu. These Well, I'm not sure that we can do it this way. D-I is in a frozen stage as we're trying to release the Lenny RC2 version, which is likely to be one of the critical steps for the release of Lenny in general. As a consequence, we avoid to do invasive changes to D-I. And all your proposals are invasive changes, I think. I'd prefer proposing that you report those patches as bug reports against the relevant components, and preferabbly give some summarized rationale. The Launchpad bug discussion (which I just read) is fairly hairy and seeing Colin objecting to some of the initial proposals does not make me very comfortable...:) > allow d-i to work when the contents of a Debian install ISO are > written to a USB disk. > > For more background on the cdrom-detect change, please read through > the discussion here: > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/234185 More generally speaking, I think it is slightly sad that we see such interesting ideas and contributions emerging without warning from the Ubuntu world, without many signs that such hype was happening. At a time were the resources working on D-I (which is your installer) are incredibly scarce, to the point that we seriously think about documenting release critical issues more than fixing them....I find it a bit sad that hype happens somewhere else, with apparently interesting contributions. I really wonder why we never saw all the people mentioned in the Launchpad thread you point pop up on debian-boot and propose ideas and discuss about them. The only link we have is Colin, but despite his great efforts and undoubtful motivation to keep the link working, I really fear we sometime might see divergence.
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