On 21 July 2017 at 11:05, Jeff Backus <jeff.backus(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for setting things up. I've added my name to the list, with the caveat that
I'm still very buried at the moment and don't have much time. Hoping that will let
up in the near future.
That is my position and pretty much everyone else's who has offered to
help. We are all buried under a lot of other things and will look at
it if and when we get a chance.
I do have a few i686 machines at home, and I think I can find a few
laying around the office that can be used for testing. I've plenty of experience with
debugging software in general, but haven't made the leap to debugging kernels yet. If
anyone knows of any good resources, I'd appreciate being pointed in the right
Just to clarify, F27 release time is Oct/Nov? So we'd have 3-4 months to meet
Correct. We have 3 months to meet functional and then we will need to
continually show that we are functional.
I want people to know that I don't want anyone to 'kill' themselves
for this to be functional as that is not long term viable. If there
are no people who can or want to do this more than spare time.. then
that is the state of things. As pointed out in the LWN article many of
the other distributions are dropping support for the platform due to
that and other issues.
It may be that the number of people with time, energy, knowledge will
coalesce here or they may so somewhere else. In that case, I would
prefer to get people who need i686 support moved towards that versus
giving false hope here.
Attending meetings might be tough for me, depending on time of day,
etc. My preference would be to if we can establish an e-mail-based equivalent to meet the
'regular meetings' criteria, at least as an option.
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Stephen J Smoogen.