Re: Slink Readiness?
On Mon, Feb 08, 1999 at 11:44:30PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Feb 1999 18:34:47 -0500, Brian White <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> >Adam Di Carlo said:
> >> Brian, do you know of anyone working on a set of Release Notes as
> >> in "what's new in slink?" I've CC'd Bob Hilliard.
> > No, I don't. There weren't any major milestones other than a more
> > stable "Hamm".
> Well, I would say that Alpha and Sparc is a pretty major milestone.
Additionally there's some bragging bait ...
Debian/Sparc is based on a prerelease of the shining new glibc2.1. So it's
probably _the_ first distribution which is glibc2.1 based. Remember:
glibc2.1 is binary compatible but not source compatible; almost everything
compiled for glibc2 will run on glibc2.1 but if you'll recompile with
glibc2.1 headers sometimes you've got to fix a couple of constructs
which aren't allowed anymore in glibc2.1.
Now: every package in main which is available for Debian/Sparc too is
fixed for compilation with glibc2.1 or has got an fix reported in the BTS.
This was a substantial amount of work (I know it because I reported
together with Hartmut Koptein most of the glibc2.1 related bugs ;-)
This fact should ease the i386 transition to glibc2.1 and will probably
give us an edge and save some time for potato.
Christian Meder, email: email@example.com
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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.
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