Re: what about potato boot-floppies for powerpc/apus ?
On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 10:41:09AM +0100, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > If you really want to have APUS included, potato won't freeze anytime
> > > soon, or at least the boot floppies will delay release even longer than is
> > > to be feared now anyways.
> > are you saying if i wish to have APUS included, potato will be delayed by it ?
> No, what I'm saying is that potato would have to be delayed for that. I'm
> not saying it will (take that up with the release team, preferably after
> checking with the powerpc porters).
> > What about just just making an apus lha archive containing all needed stuff,
> > and sort of include it unofficialy ?
> Where? I've not seen a section 'unofficial' on the FTP archives, nor an
> 'unofficial' CD. If it's on the FTP site or on the CD, it's official. If
> you want to build your own distribution 'based on Debian', fine. Beware of
> the obvious traps (need I say Schatztruhe here?) and be prepared to
> support it.
If Sven can have proven working apus support in the kernel-patch,
kernel-image, and a branch of boot-floppies within two weeks then I think
it could go into potato. Considering it's low impact on other subarchs and
the pushing back of the freeze, I don't think it will hurt. Unfortunately,
there appear to be so many special cases for apus kernel support (telling me
that nobody is actively maintaining it), it's going to take a lot of
commitment to make that timeframe. We can't afford to have apus support
rolling into boot-floppies after a couple weeks.
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