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Re: Rethinking stable updates policy

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 10:52:15PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> 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
> >> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
> >
> > 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.

I don't run stable myself right now, but if no one else from the XSF is
interested I'd be happy to devote some time to helping out in the future.
Ping debian-x once Etch is out and we'll figure it out.

 - David Nusinow

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