The road ahead ...
this is just a summary of the current Sparc slink status:
* boot floppies
Seem to work pretty well. Some devices for a working X setup are missing
from the initial installation (sunmouse, fb*, kbd; known by Eric). Eric,
could you incorporate a generic-sparc target in the makedev package and
upload it too (or provide the patches to the list) ? On a SS10
I had problems using the bootfloppies because every command issued in ash
was segfaulting (ash_0.3.4-6.2 uploaded yesterday fixes the symptoms but I'm
not sure why ;-) Eric, could you test the new ash and include it in the
next boot floppies release (it's mandatory for the two SS10 we got around)
Seems to work well on most installations. I uploaded the last X packages and
didn't file a bug report with the patch but sent it to Anders who
usually does the X stuff on Sparc. I didn't keep up with the latest X
prereleases on i386 but we definitly need another X upload after Branden
released another X set. Anders, Steve, could you coordinate on syncing up
with Branden's prereleases ? I would favor to use the current X sparc patch
for frozen and switch to Steve's patches for potato.
* kernel issues
2.0.35 was running pretty well for me. I'm running a 2.2.0-pre8 cvs kernel
right now which is up 6 days. Anyone experiences with 2.2.0 ?
If we'll agree on a good 2.2.x candiate I'll package it and upload an image.
Probably we should provide 2.2.x boot images too. What's your opinion Eric ?
* outdated and missing packages
I've got most of the outdated stuff compiled and will upload it today or
tomorrow (hope I will get Gnome done too ;-)
I would appreciate a flood of experiences with the uptodate sparc slink
distribution. Serious brokenness is especially welcome but we like
supportive cheers too ;-)
Comments or anything else I forgot ?
Greetings from rainy Germany,
Christian Meder, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows,
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
(Henry David Thoreau)