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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] gNewSense 2.3 released.

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] gNewSense 2.3 released.
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:44:47 +0930

On Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:15:35 +0200
Rubén Rodríguez Pérez <address@hidden> wrote:

> El lun, 14-09-2009 a las 14:12 +0930, Karl Goetz escribió:

> > * Freedom bugs fixed:
> >  - Several packages freed
> >  - Over 15 packages removed
> >  - Over 20 sourceless files removed from Linux
> I wasn't expecting you to publish an update, as I don't recall you
> talking about that in your devel lists, so I'm sorry to say I have

Most chat happens on IRC, and this hasn't been coordinated in a
particularly public way - a benefit/problem of having two people
involved in the release.

> some scripts you could have used -or taken into consideration- before
> an update. I talked with samgee three days ago regarding to this, and
> I told him I was about to raise this issue here this week.

Oops. sorry.

> The issue is the 2.6.24 deblobber coming from linux-libre being
> outdated. It leaves all those "free drivers requesting non-free
> firmware" pieces in place. That's why I wrote a patch to the latest
> 2.6.30 deblobber, allowing it to be used over an older kernel.

I'm not keen on the idea of changing the kernel (version) shipped in
the distribution. Providing an updated kernel as an optional install,
sure. Replacing the 'release kernel'? no.

> As an extra inprovement, it gets back to life some drivers as the
> BNXII or e100. That is why we updated our 2.2 branch to 2.2.1 the
> same day as the Trisquel 3.0 release, including this new kernel.
> I sent the patch to the linux-libre list two weeks ago:

Must have been just before I joined the list :/

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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