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Re: Potato, Kernel 2.2 -> 2.4

I thought that 2.4 was not due to be released for another 
year and a half or so, in which case the post potato distribution
can be timed to be released on that.  (With a safe gap for
big bugs to be corrected.)

			Peter Allen

Kenneth Scharf wrote:
> I know I'm risking being flamed with this, so let me first say that I
> know that Debian does a very good job at putting out the highest
> quality linux distro there is (that's why I use it).  From my reading
> of the Linux news sites, it appears quite likely that by the time
> Potato is released (or very shortly after) the 2.4 series kernel will
> be out, and debian will be behind the power curve again, with all the
> other distros out with a 2.4 version.
> Is there anyway to put out a kernel upgrade package which contains ONLY
> the packages needed to upgrade to a new kernel (IE: everything that the
> new kernel 'breaks') plus the needed build and configure scripts.  This
> would not be a complete distro, just a 'system' upgrade.
> I have wanted to try the 2.2 series myself (I won't until the official
> 2.2.11 comes out with the file corruption fix finally in).  I am afread
> to do this on top of slink because I don't want to break anything.
> There have been some HowTo's on what the 2.2 series changes over the
> 2.0 series, but I would feel better with an offical Debian approved
> kernel upgrade method.  In light of the proposed rapid development of
> the 2.3-2.4 series kernel such an upgrade should be kept on the back
> burner for potato (to avoid the snickers from the RedHat/SuSe/Caldera
> crowd.)
> Ok my two cents worth.  Keep up the good work.
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