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Re: slink_cd: still waiting on final boot/install setup

Loic Prylli writes:
>Steve McIntyre writes:
> > 
> > ======
> > 
> > Slink_cd 1.07 is out as of last night; I've made tiny changes that can
> > become 1.08 very soon. The state of play for release is:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > On the alpha front, I've seen/heard _nothing_ about boot/install stuff. Is
> > anything happening out there? If we're going to get a chance to get this
> > stuff done we need it _now_.
>Sorry for the lack of communication until now, these things are worked
>on. The  installation disks currently available are reasonable for
>release (the last set is not in the archive because I expected the
>definitive one sooner), except the boot-on-hard-disk installation
>cannot yet be done automatically via the install program, this will
>probably not be done in the first set we supply for the slink release. 


>The Alpha arch has more than 20 variants, and two complete different
>and 2 somehow conflicting manner of booting, so having a bootable CD
>required more work than expected, I can promise a patch to slink_cd
>for Friday evening (maybe late).

OK, thanks.

>We need to ensure someone has enough time these days to coordinate the 
>remaining stuff on the Alpha part of the Debian documentation, I hope
>I can help on that, but I definitely cannot supervise it (anyway I am not an
>native english speaker). Anybody volunteers?
> > slink_cd 1.08 is ready to go as a final version; I just need some
> > instructions/patches/docs from certain groups, especially the alpha
> > team. 
>Well I can promise for Friday, should any problem arise, we will lower 
>our goals by not having the CD bootable on all archs to meet this

That's fine.

>Lastly a personal note, I do think the Alpha port is of high
>quality (enough to consider this is a major step for Linux/Alpha in
>general), but when comparing it to Debian/i386, it should still be flagged 
>as Beta (particularly because of some not yet discovered 64 bit issue
>that users may  found while stressing it). I think it is better for
>our users if this Beta status appears in the annoucement. 

I think other people have already covered this.

Anyway, I'm going to be at work over the weekend with easy access to my
mirror there, which should make life easier. Plus I'll also be
able to answer any email questions...

Steve McIntyre, CURS CCE, Cambridge, UK.         stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk
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