Ubuntu Studio 8.10, -rt and 2.6.27

joe atanacio joesoundguy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 19:37:46 BST 2008

Compile Kernel....Bad
Burn DVD or CD and hit the go button....Good!

I'll wait.


On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 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
> progresses.
> 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)
> -Cory K.
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