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bug#14851: linux-libre-3.3.8-gnu disappeared

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#14851: linux-libre-3.3.8-gnu disappeared
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:30:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Jul 19, 2013, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) wrote:
>> What do you mean by “multiple GBs of builds per week”?  Linux{,-Libre}
>> releases are not that frequent, are they?
> They are.  ATM there are 4 active stable releases that each get one new
> release per week.  There are 3 other LTS stable branches that get
> releases less often.  And then, there are the weekly development -rcs
> for the next release, that I seldom start tracking long before the
> release is out.  This is just for sources, and it adds up to almost 1GB
> per week.

Ah OK, I wasn’t aware of that.

> Adding binaries to the picture grows the entire size by a little bit

Yes, but binaries is not what we’re interested in here.  :-)

>> If size turns out to be a problem, we could choose to keep only LTS
>> releases on ftp.gnu.org, for instance.
> Keeping only LTS wouldn't help guix, though, since you're not using an
> LTS release.

Heh but that’s not set in stone, and we don’t use Linux-Libre for
anything beyond building libc.

That’ll change in the near future though.


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