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Re: Improvements to Debian for s/390 (was Java on Debian s/390)

On Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:18:16 -0400 (EDT), Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 at 21:02:56 -0400 (EDT), Stephen Powell wrote:
>> That's good news, Philipp.  A 64-bit user space will be a
>> welcome addition.
> Actually its focus is to be a replacement for the existing 31bit
> userland.

Right.  I didn't mean to imply that the two user spaces would exist
side by side.

> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 at 21:02:56 -0400 (EDT), Stephen Powell wrote:
>> On a related topic, upstream "parted" at release 2.4 and later
>> contains very useful enhancements for the s390 environment.
>> ...
> Now that's an entirely different topic.

That depends on how you look at it.  If you look at it from the
point of view of "previews of coming attractions in Debian for s390",
then it's a related topic.

> I trust in Colin's expertise
> in that matter.

I'm not questioning Colin's competency.  I'm just eager for the
benefits of the new release.

> Maybe we can get the new upstream version in
> time for the next release, though.

That would be nice.  And thanks for your reply.


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