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Re: Debian Installer

On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, Jeff Bailey wrote:

> It's not obvious to me whether we want to try to release with Sarge or
> not, but a pretty critical step in there would be to help bend the new
> installer to our needs.  Is anyone interested in taking this on?  I
> don't know how this would relate to any of the work that Philip's done
> with the CDs (I'm a little out of touch with that).
The current Hurd CDs are basically an interim measure and I have never
intended that they should be used for an official release.  I am quite
happy to continue with them and nudge them closer to the Debian-installer.
However, I would be happy to be part of a Debian-Hurd-installer team when
the time comes.  There would be a lot more work involved in developing a
proper Hurd installer and I could not do it by myself.

<asbestos>  While I happily go along with the majority, I personally think
it would be wise for the Hurd to have an independent release cycle,
starting at Debian GNU/Hurd 1.0, for example.

1. This would mean that different arch's would be added when ready without
undue pressure.
2. New features based on the Hurd's flexibility can be incorporated when

I suspect that once the Hurd has been officially released we would want
the following releases to follow quickly, say every 3 - 4 months for a
year or two.  </asbestos>


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