On Wed, May 31, larrystotler(a)netscape.net wrote:
What are the goals for the next version? Is this
something that is
posted on the openSuSE.org
site, or is this something that some of us
can get into some discussion about. I realized that keeping synched
with the main x86 tree is probably the most important, but what kind of
PPC specific stuff is planned?
Hopefully Pegasos will be supported better in YaST.
1. There was talk about dropping some support for
legacy hardware. I
figure that this probably includes a lot of "Old World" macs or pre-G3
Who said that? It will likely get harder to install as time passes and
YaST+inst-sys gets fatter.
2. What type of restrictions are in place regarding
the code? I've
seen versions for the x86 like Super/SLICK. Would it be possible to
have an informal split to concentrate on older hardware?
3. YaST and the current problems with integrating
Zen. What can be
done to make it leaner and better?
Someone has to walk through the code and fix the memleaks, error paths
and reduce overall memory consumption. Its a fulltime job.
install it at all on any "Old World"
machines. What type of info would
be helping to getting this taken care of? Or is it possible to start a
v10.1 install by using the v10.0 bootup?
This will not work due to incompatible changes to the inst-sys. An
upgrade will take much longer than a fresh install because almost every
package calls ldconfig in the postinstall. This reads large parts of the
installed system into memory, it really trashes your disk if you have
less then a gig of memory.
I'm going to make every effort to be as involved
as I was in the v10.0
process, and hopefully more so. I am not a programmer, but anything I
can do to contribute let me know.
Testing and doing good bugreports early will certainly help to detect