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Re: Rethinking stable updates policy

David Nusinow wrote:
>> The rough plan is to provide an alternative set of updated kernel packages
>> and potentially also xservers (depending on how modular the new X.org
>> modulization really is) nine months after Etch release. ian.org
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> This may be problematic. The server's ABI version will change, requiring
> the old drivers to be rebuilt or new drivers. This may or may not happen
> every upstream X.org release, I can't really say without more experience,
> but the ABI did break between 7.0 and 7.1. 
> The server should work fine without too many additional backports of the
> libs or protocol headers though. The 7.1 server only requires an update of
> one lib and two protocol headers from 7.0. I'd imagine that this will be
> more or less the average.

I hope you or someone else from the XSF joins this effort in 2007, but let's
rest it until Etch is released.


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