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Re: What's in Debian 2.1 (Codename Slink a.k.a "frozen") ??

On Sun, 10 Jan 1999 15:50:08 +0000, Andrew Martin Adrian Cater <amacater@galactic.demon.co.uk> said:

> There have been lots of queries about Slink - which version of XFree
> 86, will it include kernel 2.2.0 and so on.

> This is my take on the situation:

> Can someone a.) Check the following answers:

Include information such as that Debian 2.1 will include the Alpha,
x86, m68k, and sparc platforms.

> b.) Put out something
> to debian-user and/or a more public forum e.g. slashdot.

Why not include this in <URL:http://www.debian.org/devel/release_info>?
Is anyone already known to be working on 2.1 release notes?

> Q. What is this "Slink"?

> 	A. Slink is the codename for Debian/GNU Linux release 2.1
> prior to the release date (also currently known as "frozen")

> Q. When will Debian/GNU Linux 2.1 be released officially?

> 	A. Currently in Beta testing: will be released by 31 January
> 1998

> Q. Which kernel version will Debian/GNU Linux 2.1 ship with?

> 	A. Kernel version 2.0.36 (latest stable version) with an
> option for 2.1.125. 2.2.0 is still in the prerelease stage and
> cannot be incorporated into Debian/GNU Linux 2.1 at this time.

> Q. I want to run kernel version 2.2.0 as soon as it is
> released. How?

> 	A. You should be able to run kernel version 2.2.0 by updating
> and using some packages from the Debian/GNU Linux 2.2 development
> release (currently known as "unstable"/codenamed "Potato").  This
> will probably involve upgrading two or three packages from
> Debian/GNU Linux 2.1 to later versions.

> Q. Which version of XFree86 will Debian/GNU Linux 2.1 ship with?

> 	A. XFree86 3.3.2. XFree 3.3.3 was released too late to be
> automatically included - the Debian maintainer runs the risk of
> introducing more bugs than 3.3.3 solves by an over-hasty release.
> Debian/GNU Linux 2.2 ("Potato") will include 3.3.3 as soon as this
> is packaged.  If, for some reason, you _must_run XFree86 version
> 3.3.3, e.g. your hardware is inadeqately supported by XFree86
> version 3.3.2, there are interim workarounds which may allow you to
> substitute X server binaries.

> [It doesn't help that the Linux kernel numbering is about to change
> from 2.1 (unstable) to 2.2 (stable) _just_ as we release Debian/GNU
> Linux 2.1 :( ]

> This is my attempt to clear things up: let me know if it helps
> anyone else with the numbering confusion.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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