Re: And now for something completely different... etch!
On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:20:14AM +0200, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> Il giorno gio, 09-06-2005 alle 19:06 +0200, Frans Pop ha scritto:
> > On Thursday 09 June 2005 18:45, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > > On Jun 09, Adrian von Bidder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > Dropping 2.4 can easily be done on relatively short notice prior to
> > > > etch release, so no need to worry about now.
> > >
> > > It would be too late, because at that time we would have wasted a
> > > couple of years trying to support them.
> > > This kind of decision should be taken early in the development cycle.
> > Making the decision early would also help d-i development as we could then
> > start cleaning e.g. keyboard selection (and console-data).
> > Being able to rely on sysfs being present would also simplify hardware
> > detection in some cases.
> Right, this would really simplify d-i development. My personal opinion
> is that 2.6.8 isn't enought mature to be used on server installation
> with multidisk, lvm and XFS.
> But, when Etch will be released, we will probably have 2.6.25 or such
> available. I think, in this case, 2.6 could really be offered as a
> complete replacement for 2.4.
2.6.25?! The current release pace for the 2.6-kernel is somewhere along
2-3 months / kernel. The kernel version now is 2.6.11, but 2.6.12 is
out any day now, hopefully. Unless there are some radical changes,
there won't be more than 6-8 new kernels released 18 months from now.
So we're more looking at 2.6.20.
I totally agree about goes 2.6.xx full out, however. 2.6.11 is already
pretty stable, 2.6.12 promise to be even more so.
Regards: David Weinehall
/) David Weinehall <email@example.com> /) Rime on my window (\
// ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ // Diamond-white roses of fire //
\) http://www.acc.umu.se/~tao/ (/ Beautiful hoar-frost (/