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Re: 2.6.8 release

Oing debian-release, as to get them in the loop of this discussion.

> On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 11:33:42AM +0000, Thomas Skybakmoen wrote:
> >> Like that the base freeze is today?
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 02:10:41PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Well, the fact that the kernels are or not part of base (or at least the base
> > freeze) is still undecided.
> > Also, the main point would be to know if us moving to 2.6.8 from 2.6.7 will
> > have any significant influence on the rest of the base system. If 2.6.8 is
> > mostly a bugfix release, as it was claimed by Christoph and William, then
> > upgrading to 2.6.8 should just be a replacement of the package which would
> > have zero influence on the rest of the base system, as opposed to changing a
> > base library which would mean lot of incompatibility in other packages.
> > Christoph, William, any comment on those.
> The 2.6.8 release has been almost exclusively focused on stabilization.
> I highly recommend adopting as much of 2.6.8 as possible if not the
> whole delta between 2.6.7 and 2.6.8. If not incrementing the version
> number after freeze is the primary constraint, I'd literally recommend
> just marking the delta to reach virgin 2.6.8 as an add-on patch in the
> 2.6.7-deb repository while leaving the version number intact.

I don't understand this, what would be the gain over doing real 2.6.8 packages ?


Sven Luther

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