[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: NEWS for debian-boot

Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >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.
> OK, fine. So we make install as easy as possible in another way then - a
> script that will start the install, I guess?

Icons that the user just has to click on, to start the script (Amiga) or the 
bootstrap proper (Atari, Mac). If that works for Amiga (Chris has to find

> >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).
> That's all very well, but if we're going to provide binary packages for
> people then we should be consistent across platforms. And that includes
> non-free, contrib and non-US IMHO.

I'm not going to argue, I'm just concerned with the boot floppies and
backup monster builds. non-US isn't possible for me anyway; if the daily
floppies race leaves spare cycles I think I could coordinate with Dave and 
Christian about helping with contrib and non-free. 


Reply to: