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Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1

On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 05:42:20PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> - Debian 3.0 doesn't support much of the hardware curently available -
>   the old 2.4.18 kernel on the boot floppies doesn't even boot on many
>   new computers (some Promise IDE chipsets require a more recent 2.4 
>   kernel), and much hardware from nearly all currently abailable 

This is false. All the promise IDE chipsets are adequetely supported
by 2.4.18, albeit not in anything above ata-33 mode. The only problem
is that autodetection fails for some of the newer ones, and you have
to manually specify the controller ports.

> My impression is that many Debian developers don't use a Debian 3.0
> (without backports), and that they therefore don't know how outdated it 
> is.

I've no idea how you acquired this impression. I'd say quite the
opposite, on all points.

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