After takin' a swig o' grog, Florian Rehnisch belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> o Doug Mentohl <doug_mentohl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> The Debian project has voted to allow the use of binary blobs in the
>> upcoming release of Debian 5, codenamed Lenny, says a news story. The
>> decision is said to have followed a contentious debate over the issue,
>> with open-source purists arguing against the move ..
> Well, I think Debian should do anything to shorten its release
> cycles. In my eyes, nym-and-a-half releases are no solution
> (well, for my own laptop, being 2½ years old, etch-and-a-half was
> disappointing. The kernel didn't run as nice as the original one.
> I make heavy use of software suspend, and this is for etch fitted
> to 2.6.18. But unfortunately, 2.6.18 can't use minixfsV3.
Run Debian testing or unstable. Stuff (not all stuff) gets updated pretty
much every day.
If something you really want is not yet at the version you want, download,
settle any header/library dependencies, and build.
Ah, the Tsar's bazaar's bizarre beaux-arts!