Re: Red Hat 5.0 Release date
>>>>> "Bruce" == Bruce Perens <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Bruce> 1. Building a set of boot floppies, and sending the patches
Bruce> back to Sven. I would probably also build a binary kernel
Bruce> package or three if someone else doesn't. We need zImage
Bruce> and bzImage kernels for this release. Also, I would build a
Bruce> 2.1.65 (or higher) package because it has some devices and
Bruce> stuff the 2.0 kernel is lacking.
Right. Are we planning on basing 2.0 around the 2.0.32 kernel?
Offering 2.0.29, 2.0.30, and 2.0.31 packages?
Bruce> 2. Building a boot floppy especially for the CD-ROM. This
Bruce> is because the CD boot is a floppy disk image in a
Bruce> file. This one would be: A. 2.88MB in size. B. A minix or
Bruce> ROMFS filesystem. C. Using LILO for the boot block.
Bruce> D. Containing either more than one kernel, or modules.
How did you do this for the Official image? The same way?
Bruce> 4. Writing a shell-and-dialog hack that would run dpkg
Bruce> --set-selections to set common configurations for your
Bruce> Debian system and install them, saving the common man from
Bruce> having to run dselect. Should have done this in 1.3 .
Definitely. Would the selections be on the base floppies, perhaps
installed into /etc/selections/ or something?
Bruce> What exactly do you propose to do with the network
Well, as it stands, the questions are quite vague.
A PPP-only computer should select the 'Not on a network' option, but
most people with PPP would think their computer is on a network.
Similarly, we need to accentuate the fact that Debian can be installed
completely over PPP, without any CD-ROM at all!
I'd just like to clean up the current network configuration, and make
sure whatever program does the network configuration is available
later on the system (a'la modconf) -- that's the only big gripe I've
always had with Debian, that it had no netconfig program.
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