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Re: Bits from the release team: Release goals, schedule, state of the union

Hi Marc

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 04:23:09 pm Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> Steffen Joeris <steffen.joeris@skolelinux.de> writes:
> > On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:51:48 am Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> >> Release Goals
> >> =============
> [...]
> >>  - kFreeBSD:
> >>     Debian 6.0 Squeeze should be the first Debian release shipping with
> >>     a non-Linux kernel.
> >
> > Out of curiosity, how is security support working for this and who is
> > providing it?
> We [1] were hoping that kfreebsd-{i386,amd64} would be handled like i386
> and amd64 and be supported by the security team.
> As we know that the security team's manpower is limited, we acknowledge
> this by asking you for any concers in supporting a architecture. For the
> Squeeze cycle, this hasn't been done yet [2], as we haven't decided yet
> which of the old architectures can't be supported from a release team
> point of view.
> Including kFreeBSD architectures in the release has been in discussion
> for some time now, and we didn't see any official security team position
> on this yet, thus assumed there were no (big) concers. Should you have
> see some, please inform us soon.
For kernel-security support, we have Dann Frazier in the security team, who is 
also working in the kernel team (and of course other kernel team members might 
help on security behind the curtain).
Now I am not sure how to do it for another kernel, because the rest of the 
team is usually busy with the rest of the archive. Maybe it would be a good 
idea to see, if someone from the kfreeBSD kernel team would be willing to 
help? Also, I guess Dann or someone else from the sec team should probably 
comment on this as well.


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