Re: NEWS for debian-boot
On Jan 17, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> I understood Chris was going to set up m68k in general. There's no
> way to boot Ataris from CD (as far as I know), and Macs would be
> possible to boot from CD but none of the m68k maintainers knows how
That's correct, there's no point in making separate CDs for Mac, Atari
and Amiga. It may be possible to boot from CD on these platforms, but
at least on the Amiga there are a lot of things that won't work if you
boot from CD (some devices need to be pre-initialized, the bootloader
requires the ROM patches to be loaded, etc.). [My understanding on
the Mac is that you can copy a System Folder onto the CD image to make
it bootable.] Plus we'd need licenses for AmigaOS and MacOS. Bottom
line is bootable isn't going to happen.
> The m68k buildds don't do non-free and possibly non-us IIRC. Keeping up with
> main is quite enough.
It would be nice if the buildd at least kept up with non-us (I
couldn't care about non-free except possibly xv... and with eeyes and
the GIMP available nobody should need xv anymore).
Chris, now mirroring slink up to most of main/binary-m68k/editors/
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