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

On Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 06:11:24PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 04, 2016 at 04:01:10PM -0400, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
>> I still wonder if a fork of the last linux:src=4.4, updated to bring
>> it to linux-4.4.14 would be a lower support burden?  I'm still finding
>> that there are a fair number of issues reported with 4.5.x and 4.6.x
>> on various mailing lists.  Does anyone know how Skylake support is
>> like for the 4.4.x branch?  What is arm64 support like?  I've
>> corresponded with Ben Hutchings, and he tells me an LTS kernel effort
>> is ok to do, but unofficial.  Personally, I believe following bpo
>> kernel is a bit of a rodeo in comparison to what one expects from
>> Debian Stable, which is why I'm looking into this project. 
>Steve, *this* is a major open question as I see it, what's you take on
>I assume "forking" the kernel for jessie+½ as done for etch-and-half is
>the plan already? (forking as in using a new source package…)

God, no - really *not* that way at all. I'm thinking of using the
kernel in backports at the time we do a build/test/release
cycle. People using this and updating will end up following bpo for a
while until the Stretch release.

>(Probably related to the remark that jessie+½ might become obsolete by
>stretch quite soon after too… related as in: what will be the next
>upstream LTS kernel?)
>	Holger

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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