[Trisquel-devel] Publish Deb files following releases

Rubén Rodríguez ruben at gnu.org
Sun May 23 15:11:03 CEST 2010

> Looking at this i was wondering, is there a chance that we could do
> the same for the DEB releases of the Ubuntu kernel for Trisquel (and
> Huru-buntu if still exists the idea).

What is Huru-buntu?

> So there could be bleeding edge release of Linux-libre for Trisquel &
> Ubuntu Based distros. The freed-ebian (for Lenny branch) held to
> linux-libre 2.6.26, and by now that linux-libre 2.6.34 is out, is
> getting old and don't include the new changes of Linux-libre.
> Any expert who like the idea? :P

Well, I don't like it much myself. There is a problem when using the
very last version of everything: the bleeding edge just bleeds.
In the Trisquel case, we follow the upstream updates, which come too
fast to my taste anyway -lucky they have the LTS versions-. Unless you
have a very specific need related to your hardware or system
performance, the standard kernel must work well and you shouldn't
touch it. And if you really want to mess, you better have the skills.

In Trisquel we publish a major update every ~6 months, so we are about
two versions below the latest linux. And that's more or less the time
needed to polish those kernel versions anyway. With the 4.0 version we
will start shipping a deblobbed wireless-compat set of drivers -the
latest wireless stack and drivers backported to our kernel- as an
optional install. There are few other reasons for needing a newer
kernel, so I think there's no need to have the latest version available.

OTOH, if someone wants to make those images and maintain such a
project, we would support it and include it in our repositories. But I
hope if a hacker with the skills wants to spend some time helping us
she chooses any of our other much more important pending tasks. :)

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