Hi, Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2016-07-04): > There's something I've been pondering for a while, along with some > other folks - it might be useful to do a "jessie and a half" release, > similarly to what we did in the etch days. That's *basically* just > like a normal jessie release, but with a few key updates: > > * backports kernel That's a given. > * rebuilt d-i to match that kernel You know there are patches around for that. > * X drivers I don't see backports for them. > * ... (other things that might be needed for consistency) > > all rolled up with a small installer image build (netinst, maybe > DVD#1). That'd probably make it easy to decide how to resolve open questions with my "d-i vs. backported kernel" patches. > A lot of arm64 machine users would benefit from this, and maybe owners > of very recent amd64 machines too, with better support for things on > the Skylake platform. Those are the only two architectures I'm > thinking of supporting at this point. > > Is anybody else interested in helping? Thoughts/comments? Questions: 1. Is it going to pick pieces from backports only? (See X question above.) 2. Does it have to be called "jessie and a half"? (How much is the concept understood across users? Wouldn't it be a better idea to squeeze the "backports" concept into the name somehow?) 3. What about security support once the system is installed? (Which can be answered along with 1., I suppose.) KiBi.
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