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

On Fri, 2016-07-08 at 23:17 -0400, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
> On 4 July 2016 at 18:38, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> > > Also, I imagine this might one day be necessary,
> > > particularly if tracking backported linux-src due to ABI changes
> > > between kernels, eg: if the out-of-tree drivers in testing begin
> > > to
> > > require >> linux-src=3.16.0 ABI.
> > 
> > I think you mean API.  We don't ship out-of-tree drivers as
> > binaries.
> > 
> Yes, you're absolutely right, I meant API.  Given that people with,
> for example broadcom wifi chipsets will be using this new Debian spin
> (Maybe it should be called Debian Fresh Spin?) in the hopes of
> hardware enablement, do you think it should pin the bpo versions of
> out-of-tree drivers, and also include bpo non-free firmware?

Non-free is not part of Debian so those components would need to be
explicitly installed.

firmware-nonfree is up-to-date in backports (at least, it is in synch
with testing and unstable).



Ben Hutchings
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