Fedora Core 2 wishlists

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Dec 8 20:25:10 UTC 2003


Michael K. Johnson (johnsonm at redhat.com) said: 
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 02:55:39PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Note that Red Hat hasn't even shipped a kernel that supported that
> > box for multiple releases (since 7.3). I'm not sure that scaling
> > back the requirements that much is something that fits the model
> > of always moving forward with new technology.
> 
> Huh?  Sure we have.  You can use the BOOT kernel if you don't mind
> missing a few pieces.  :-)

... and having it configured with different built-ins, etc. If we
went this route, we'd want a generic kernel.

> Moving technology forward doesn't HAVE to mean being in a race with
> memory, cpu, and disk producing companies.  We want to scale small
> as well as large, and I'm not strictly opposed to making this
> available if we can figure out how to do it without making life
> significantly harder for us.

To scale smaller generally requires changing the default applications,
which leads you down to including X versions of everything.

Bill





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