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From: Daniel Drake <dsd@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone use wolk-sources?
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 11:04:22
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone use wolk-sources? by Lance Albertson
1 Lance Albertson wrote:
2 > I was actually just thinking about WOLK today and how I never got around
3 > to putting the newest builds in the tree. For now keep them in there.
4 > I'll email upstream to see if whats the status on development for WOLK
5 > these days. The mailing lists have been quiet for the most part, so
6 > we'll see. It may be based on 2.4.20 but its no where near to what
7 > 2.4.20 is ;). Its closer to a 2.6 kernel by now with its latest
8 > versions.
10 2.4.20 came out in 2002. You'd have thought they might base it off something
11 newer by now...
13 > Infra currently decommissioned to the two boxes we were running WOLK on,
14 > so we don't currently have a need for it from that side of things.
15 >
16 > I'll report back when I find out whats going on!
18 Ok. The main issue is that keeping old kernels around is a maintenance
19 nightmare with the security patches, etc. Also, this kernel is so heavily
20 patched that it would be impossible for us to support it. On top of that,
21 there doesn't seem to be any demand for it - we have only ever had a few bug
22 reports for it, and we've never recieved a bump request for the latest version
23 which is months behind the last official release.
25 I'll at least be cleaning out the two older versions (4.9-r21 and 4.11-r17)
26 over the next few days.
28 Daniel
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone use wolk-sources? Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>