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Re: New MOL packages available.

> As you may know, Jens Schmalzing, the mol and mol-modules maiintainer died
> tragicaly in july. I was led to believe that someone was interested in taking
> over his packages, but since there was no upload since july, and mol-modules
> where accumulating bug reports and blocking the 2.6.12-6 kernels (well,
> blocking the removal of the older kernels), i decided to give a go at it.

madkiss sent an ITA to -devel and -powerpc (himself and a few other
developers would work together on the package). I said I'd take the
package if necessary. Have you contacted madkiss about the delays?

> mol-modules-2.6.12 is currently in NEW, but my packages can be found also on :
>   http://people.debian.org/~luther/mol
> If you want to go and grab them earlier, altough NEW processing should be
> rather fast.
> I fixed mol so that it builds with gcc 4.0 and the new binutils in sid/etch, i
> applied the patch Nicolas Det posted here recently so that it built with
> kernels > 2.6.12, and i specially want to thank Nicolas Det for having tested
> the packages, i don't think i would have had the courage to tackle this one
> without his work.

Thanks for putting in the time - I was not aware mol was causing trouble.

> Now, i never use mol myself, so altough i am ok for doing pure kernel-related
> packaging fixes, i am not ready at all to do day-to-day maintenance of the
> packages, deal with feature request and all loads of non-packaging bug
> reports, also no idea what upstrteam is about, doesn't seem active recently or
> something.

That's what I heard. Though we've seen a few impressive developments
lately (such as aiport extreme). I need to contact Samuel to find out
where development happens now.

> So, i set up a mol project on alioth (well asked for it, not yet granted), and
> will have a svn repo there, and i hope to find  mol users here who are ready
> to devote some time to test and help out or whatever.
> I will do my best to keep the packages in touch with the debian kernels, but i
> am not monitoring the upstream devel tree, or aware of additional patches and
> so on. Nor do i build modules myself outside of the official ones.
> Anyway, enjoy the packages, and if a few can be moved to contribute, that
> would be very welcome.

I'll try your package ASAP.


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