Re: Buying hardware with Debian money
On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 05:41:39PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> B. Powerful machine for d-i development (expected cost: 1.5k-2k EUR?)
The estimation is a bit too large for a decent desktop machine.
> > 1. performing more frequent d-i uploads:
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2013/10/msg00194.html
> > 2. implementing some kind of official images with backported linux
> > kernels (and possibly other needed bits from the right suite);
Aren't this tasks better done on Debian server hardware instead of
developer hardware? Did the developer talk to DSA?
> > 3. implementing automated regression testing, so that we can work
> > properly on 1., 2., and also on stable uploads; dailies would also
> > benefit from that; people from -cd@ (Steve, mostly) would probably
> > appreciate it as well.
KVM should support nested VM on at least AMD hardware (however I did not
test that), so DSA may be able to provide something.
> - the specifics of the tasks justify hardware hosted locally (VNC to
> a remote machine is possible of course, but latency makes it quite
> inefficient to do testing that way)
The developer in question is located in australia, africa or south
america? Otherwise there are DC near enough to not have a lot of
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