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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

On Thu, Apr 09, 1998 at 05:27:14PM -0400, Brian White wrote:
> > Brian, here in Germany, every Megabyte you have to download is costing real
> > money. A lot of money. Please put as much on the CD as possible. Declare it
> > extra, put it in an unstable dir, put warnings all over the place, but
> > please include it.
> > 
> > We already exclude non-free comlpetely for good reasons, no question. But
> > why should we exclude free software, even if it is not production ready.
> > 
> > I understand your concern, you want a stable Debian main Distribution. But
> > for special hardware, you need some components. Those you can find in Extra.
> > Some of these components could be a Kernel 2.1.x snapshot.
> Good reasons, all of them.  Do you know the answer to the second question I
> posed?
> > What do you figure to be the number of people who will want to use these
> > utilities with a 2.1 kernel that do _not_ have any sort of internet
> > access? 

You mean this, don't you:

> > Also, how likely are the current versions of these programs
> > to work with future versions of the unstable 2.1 kernel and the 2.2
> > kernel that will eventually come from it?

True enough. But a Debian 2.1.x package and packages that works with it
could be good for seeing and trying out. So you know what debian packages
there are and what they provide before you even switch on your modem.

OTOH, we don't have a kernel-source package for hamm.

So you have made your point, as I have made mine.


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