Re: Potato, Kernel 2.2 -> 2.4
I heard that they were expecting the 2.4 kernel by this Xmas, but I honestly
don't think it will be ready that quickly.
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Peter Allen wrote:
> Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 18:53:32 +0100
> From: Peter Allen <P.Allen@pallen.dabsol.co.uk>
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> Subject: Re: Potato, Kernel 2.2 -> 2.4
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> 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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