On Mon, 2016-07-04 at 14:01 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote: > 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. As I recall, that added extra packages to the etch suite, whereas it seems like this would take updated packages the jessie-backports suite. > 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) For the kernel: firmware-nonfree, kernel-wedge, linux-base, linux- latest, linux-signed, sbsigntool. All of those are already in jessie- backports, except the last two which will be needed starting with 4.7. For user-space graphics: libdrm and mesa, presumably. > 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? When do you anticipate this would be releasable? Would it really be long enough before stretch, to be worthwhile? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Lowery's Law: If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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