Re: RFC: kernel packages cleanup
On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 03:33:51PM -0600, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 10:16:55PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 03:01:44PM -0600, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> > >...
> > > > Depending on the release plan and the ETA for a working 2.6 on Macs it
> > > > might perhaps be possible to include an installer without support for
> > > > Macs in Debian 3.1r0 and add support for them in later point releases?
> > >
> > > I just spent two months adding 2.2 and m68k support to d-i. I'd be a bit
> > > upset if we didn't release with any 2.2 kernels because it's
> > > aesthetically pleasing.
> > >...
> > The point is not whether it's aesthetically pleasing, the point is
> > whether there should be security updates for three major revisions of
> > the kernel.
> Actually, the point is whether we're going to drop support for a
> subclass of machines that we support right now. That's pretty severe.
That's why I asked for an ETA when kernel 2.6 might support all m68k
subarchs that have problems with 2.4 adequately.
If this is several years from now, it's a real problem.
If this will be in 2-3 months it's not a big problem.
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