Ubuntu Studio 8.10, -rt and 2.6.27
coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 1 18:24:44 BST 2008
Hello all. This is going out to a couple of lists so I can get as wide
an opinion as I can. I'll correct any inaccuracies as this discussion
Quick intro: I'm Cory K. Lean on Ubuntu Studio. Hi :)
So here's the pickle we're in as I understand it.
The way the kernels are now managed in Ubuntu has changed radically in
this release. Thus causing our kernel guy *much* more work that ever
before. We've had to work very hard to get upstream -rt to support the
.26 kernel but, now mainline Ubuntu has moved to 2.6.27. Which upstream
-rt doesn't *look* to support yet.
So because of these, and other issues that don't matter to the question
I have we're looking at these options:
* Shipping the -generic kernel with this 8.10 release of Ubuntu
Studio and let people compile their own -rt kernel. With a latter
PPA release of -rt for testing as upstream support happens.
* Ship a out-of-sync 2.6.26-rt kernel, hoping for a Stable Update
Release in Intrepid with .27 later.
Of some combination of those.
Thoughts on what to do? What do users want? (please be mature)
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