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Re: sarge?

Colin Watson wrote:
> Let's go on a tour through the woody development cycle:
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2000/debian-devel-announce-200012/msg00012.html
>     giving up on d-i development as taking too long, returning to then
>     non-functional b-f
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2001/debian-devel-announce-200102/msg00014.html
>     "Short summary: It's about time we froze. Go help Adam with
>     boot-floppies." i386 boot-floppies not working yet.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2001/debian-devel-announce-200104/msg00004.html
>     "In short: there hasn't been any [progress], go help Adam and David
>     with boot-floppies." Still no working i386 b-f.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2001/debian-devel-announce-200105/msg00003.html
>     One successful i386 install with "CVS versions of this and hacked
>     versions of that".
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2001/debian-devel-announce-200106/msg00014.html
>     b-f finally more or less OK enough on some architectures to start a
>     freeze process.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2001/debian-devel-announce-200107/msg00011.html
>     alpha, mips, mipsel, s390 (and others that didn't release) still
>     didn't have working installers. Note that alpha was supported in
>     potato.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2001/debian-devel-announce-200108/msg00002.html
>     Ditto.

My god. I'd forgotten it was ever this bad, you're an evil, evil man for
digging that corpse up, Colin. :-)

> Sure, we've had to take the hit of a massive initial development cycle
> for d-i, but it's now got considerably more developer interest than b-f
> ever had, it has a distributed maintenance structure so it's possible
> for more than a few gurus to manage to build and upload the thing
> correctly, it uses our autobuilder infrastructure so supporting other
> architectures is considerably easier, and it makes use of micro-packages
> generated as part of regular uploads of packages in the main
> distribution to unstable to reduce the duplication of effort involved.
> With some forthcoming debootstrap changes, we stand quite a good chance
> of being able to maintain a rolling installer for testing for at least
> some of the time from here on in. There are still problems, but the
> light at the end of the tunnel is generally visible and distinguishable
> from oncoming trains.


see shy jo

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