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Re: Etch running on an emulated DECstation

Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > * Michel Lespinasse <walken@zoy.org> [2006-09-05 03:07]:
> > > * I see the Decstation 3max is listed as supported hardware at
> > >   http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.mipsel/ch02s01.html
> > > 
> > >   How much testing do Debian kernels get on such hardware ?
> > 
> > Not much.  We asked for people to test and fix the kernel on such
> > hardware and while some people were still interested in DECstation
> > support not much came out of it in terms of help.  From my point of
> > view, DECstation support will be dropped for etch. (Unless, of course,
> > someone steps forward and fixes the kernel and tests the installer.)
> FWIW, I recently got a DECstation 5000/200, which may help in keeping
> the DECstation support up for etch. I haven't tested the machine yet.

I would like to help keep DECstation support alive for Etch.

I have plenty of hardware (DS 5000/240, 5000/150, 5000/120, and
Personal DS 5000/33 and 5000/25), but free time is short (as it
is for everyone).  I'd appreciate any advice on the best way to 
begin - just start trying the daily built images?


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