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Re: Thinking about a "jessie and a half" release

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 2:01 AM, Christian Seiler <christian@iwakd.de> wrote:
> On 07/04/2016 03:01 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > 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
> >  * rebuilt d-i to match that kernel
> >  * X drivers
> >  * ... (other things that might be needed for consistency)
> >
> > all rolled up with a small installer image build (netinst, maybe DVD#1).
> Why would you call it "Jessie + 1/2"? Wouldn't it be a better idea
Well IBM set a precedent for that: OS/2.
Accordingly, Jessie BP could be called Jessie/2 ;-)

> to regularly have a "backports installer" netinst image? So when
> 8.6 (or 8.7 if it takes longer) comes around, there'll be an image,
> part of the point release, that will contain the backports kernel
> that's current at that time, plus the installer will enable backports
> automatically, plus it will install a preferences.d file that will
> enable pulling kernel + X11 drivers from backports. (But not other
> things.)
> This could then be a regular part of the released installer images,
> and any new major release (e.g. Stretch 9.0) would enable the
> preferences.d file + backports automatically, but would still use
> the regular kernel at that point (because there'd be no backports
> then).
> That way, you'd have a little more work in the installer in creating
> an image that uses a backports kernel, but there'd be no need in
> having to support a new release in addition to Jessie, because the
> installed system would be equivalent to Jessie + upgrade kernel to
> backports + remove old kernel package. Which is already something
> that people do _now_.
> Regards,
> Christian

Good luck!

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