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The time has come (part II) ...


just to bring you the latest news from the Sparc32 port ;-)

Brian agreed that we will get a freeze on Sparc and therefore we will release 
sid as Debian 2.1 on sparc. Up to now I took care only to upload packages 
with sources taken from the frozen dist. So we are pretty much in line 
with i386.

There are three issues left which are critical for our (sparc) release:

which kernel will we use as standard kernel ?

2.0.35 is pretty stable for me but it's not completely stable because the 
virtual consoles die sometimes. 2.1.125 is much better but it has got the
X logout crash problem.

we need fresh bootfloppies. Eric will you work on the bootfloppies ?

Lots of testing. Everybody who wants to see a Debian 2.1 sparc release
should join in now. Not everything's in place yet but I hope that most of
the (doable) packages are done by the weekend.

Happy testing,


PS. Remember to check that the packages you upload are compiled with 
the sources from the frozen dist.

Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows, 
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
                      (Henry David Thoreau)

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