Re: Thinking about a "jessie and a half" release
On Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 12:24:03PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Jul 2016, Riku Voipio wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 04, 2016 at 02:01:03PM +0100, 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).
> > >
> > > A lot of arm64 machine users would benefit from this
> > One particular pain point is libssl. The version in jessie:
> > - Is too old for providing HTTP/2 servers for chrome 
> > - Lacks API features already used by apps like nodejs, #815272
> > - Has no arm64 optimizations
> > The problem is that uploading latest openssl from unstable to
> > jessie-backports is not really feasible (ABI break and security
> > maintainance needed...).
> In fact the maintainer uploaded a new openssl to backports and I approved it
> an hour again or so.
Great, I love to be proven wrong :) Thanks Kurt!