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Ubuntu Studio 8.10, -rt and 2.6.27

Subject: Ubuntu Studio 8.10, -rt and 2.6.27
From: "Cory K."
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 13:24:44 -0400
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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