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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd and Debian GNU/*BSD

On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 11:52:08PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> El dt, 19 mar 2002 18:18:03 Branden Robinson ha escrit:
> > 
> > Yes.  The only thing holding me up with regards to Joel Baker and his
> > requests for my help are the fact that support for a new "architecture"
> > has to rank lower on the priority queue than:
> > 
> > 1) getting xfree86 and xfree86v3 solid for woody
> > 2) getting 4.2.0 packaged for woody+1
> > 
> > In other words, it's a resource allocation problem, not a philosophical
> > objection problem.  :)
> Of course; well I think it will take some time for Joel to have working 
> patches,
> and I agree that the woody release is top priority.
> It's fine for me, and I guess so is for Joel :)

Joel has mostly-working patches for 4.1.x, at this stage; most of the
reason that they're not in a .deb is that I need Branden's advice on some
esoterica about X itself and what it builds. I agree with his priorities,
however - which means that most likely, you'll actually see some official
stuff for 4.2.0 (once he releases the packages for it and I can see how
much is broken in between - but most of the patches for *BSD aren't in
areas that seem likely to change, unlike, say, GCC).

On a side note - work has been insane, and thus, very little packaging work
has gotton done recently. I don't really know if, or when, this will change
(and if I change jobs, I lose my build machine entirely, so...)
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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