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Thinking about a "jessie and a half" release

Hey folks,

There's something I've been pondering for a while, along with some
other folks - it might be useful to do a "jessie and a half" release,
similarly to what we did in the etch days. That's *basically* just
like a normal jessie release, but with a few key updates:

 * backports kernel
 * rebuilt d-i to match that kernel
 * X drivers
 * ... (other things that might be needed for consistency)

all rolled up with a small installer image build (netinst, maybe DVD#1).

A lot of arm64 machine users would benefit from this, and maybe owners
of very recent amd64 machines too, with better support for things on
the Skylake platform. Those are the only two architectures I'm
thinking of supporting at this point.

Is anybody else interested in helping? Thoughts/comments?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.

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