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Bug#419467: Whoa, upstream wontfix?

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 09:35:02AM -0400, Greg Alexander wrote:
> You're not going to make the decision as to whether or not Debian will
> drop support for 2.4 linux kernels without some sort of wider public
> input.  The fact that Aurelien tagged this as wontfix speaks of an
> unbearable arrogance and we are all just fortunate that I am not
> swearing at this moment.  Other users who are even less polite will
> follow.  This problem will not be swept under the carpet.

  Well, instead of being a perfect asshole, please take the necessary 10
minutes to read etch release notes:


  In *etch* kernel 2.4 is supported just to make the upgrades possible.
Etch does not support kernel 2.4 officially, applications just have to
work enough to make upgrades possible, and user is heavily suggested to
upgrade to linux2.6 ASAP.

  This was a decision from many teams for *etch* and lenny won't support
linux 2.4 *at all*. After all linux 2.6 was released in december 2003,
we're in 2007. Just FYI, we don't support gcc 2.95 and xfree 4.1 anymore
either. Go bug them too, those were the standards back in 2003.

IOW: Back off, HAND.
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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