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Re: Selection of kernel for Lenny (was: 2.6.25-2 testing sync)

Any reason debian-boot was dropped from CCs?

Andres Salomon wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:15:14 +0200
> Not to mention OLPC support; it would be *really* nice to be able to
> use d-i to install Debian onto an XO.  Of course, other things
> (grub-under-OFW or just plain OFW support, jffs2 formatting support,
> etc) would need to be in place as well for it to work.  I haven't kept
> up on the status of those things, but I know that people have been
> working on them.

Well, from my PoV it's very simple. Yes, it will be very nice to have XO 
supported in Debian, but it is totally unrealistic to expect that could 
be implemented in D-I before the release of Lenny, so this desire is not 
a factor in the current decision.

For one thing: current libparted does *not* support jffs2. And then 
there's that huge set of minor adjustments in D-I (and elsewhere) that 
needs to be made for a new system, especially one so radically different 
from mainstream hardware. All of which need to be written, discussed, 
uploaded, tested, fixed, .....

D-I is going into feature freeze too, just like the rest of Debian. And 
for unofficial images you don't need the kernel in stable.

Let's please keep arguments realistic instead of focussing too far ahead.


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