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Re: [Qemu-devel] ANN: DetaolB v0.4 is released

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] ANN: DetaolB v0.4 is released
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:15:44 +0300

On 6/30/07, Thiemo Seufer <address@hidden> wrote:
Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Blue Swirl wrote:
> > On 6/30/07, Christian MICHON <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > DetaolB aimed to be a "much-less-than-a-floppy" x86 linux live distro.
> > > Now, it's evolving more into "a-la-slax" type of distro.
> >
> > As the number of Sparc32 distributions keeps approaching zero, could you
> > consider porting DetaolB to non-x86 CPUs?
> Yes, please!

The reason why distributions drop sparc32 is the unmaintained kernel.
Nobody stepped up for Linux kernel maintenance in the last years.
Debian managed to keep up a sort-of working kernel for the last
release, the people who put their time into it are disinclined to
repeat this exercise.

But there is a difference in maintaining a kernel suitable for high
quality distribution with over 18733 packages working in different
real hardware, versus a test/evaluation distribution with <30 packages
running on Qemu. I'd see that as an "enhanced qemu-tests.tar.gz".

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