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Re: Thinking about a "jessie and a half" release

On Tue, 2016-07-05 at 10:07 +0200, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2016 at 07:05:42PM +0200, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Mon, 2016-07-04 at 14:01 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > > 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?
> We're getting to the point where there's a fairly pressing need for
> arm64 - the more useful hardware is starting to get a wider distribution
> and we don't really have anything for people who want to run Debian
> that gets them a supported system with an upgrade path.

I'm not questioning whether it would be good to have this now.  But we
don't have it now and won't have it for some time.



Ben Hutchings
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
                                                               - John

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