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  • #11
    Also regading the Clarkdale IGP on the Intel i3/i5 CPUs it would make sense to backport more 2.6.33 DRM.
    With 2.6.33 the Clarkdale IGP is supported way better than with 2.6.32.

    After all Canonical wants to sell Ubuntu support contracts to corporate customers. For some reason IT departments of big companies prefer to buy office PCs with Intel IGPs, so having a release with long term support and with good Clarkdale support will be a good selling point.

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    • #12
      I don't understand why people find it so problematic when the Ubuntu-Team goes with 2.6.32. Is it somehow especially hard to install a custom kernel on Ubuntu?

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      • #13
        This just doesn't make any sense. First they say that Lucid should include kernel 2.6.32, not newer, for stability reasons. Now they are back-porting to it as much of drm stuff as (im)possible making it probably less stable than 2.6.33 in current development stage. Why don't they just delay the release of Lucid until kernel 2.6.33.X is mature enough to include it instead of 2.6.32, doubtful-stable after back-porting? Can't understand why do they stick so strictly to regular release cycles even if that clearly affects the stability of Ubuntu? Especially with LTS versions they should consider different - more reasonable - approach.

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        • #14
          Jesus christ... Either go with 3.32 for stability sake, or go with 3.33, but not pretent to go stable and backport unstable code into a stable kernel, resulting in an even more unstable, regression filled mess!

          Or just fix the release scedule altogether because the LTS is in such an unfortunate mess anyway...

          on the other hand Ubuntu's strength is being in between Debian uber stable and the buggy, contstant crashing bleeding etch Fedora (yup tried twelve and once again a bloody mess, especially the Gnome part with Totum being the biggest pain in the ass, not lying/kidding)...

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          • #15
            wow, this looks like it'll be one hack of a release. for a stable lts release? i don't think so....

            count me out on this one!

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            • #16
              Imho they should push release to the future a month or something to get full linux 2.6.33 integrated.

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              • #17
                Agree they should just delay the launch for a month or even two. Being that this is a long term release it might payoff down the road to get it right and do a minor delay.

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                • #18
                  ubuntu 10.06 sounds fine..

                  didn't they have one of those a while back? like 6.06 or something?

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                  • #19
                    DRM is not the only interesting peace from .33 kernel. Samsung R780 laptops can only use wifi with .32, for the onboard marvell ethernet controller you need the sky2 driver of .33. So even with DRM backport U 10.04 will not support all generic hardware at the time of release - ethernet is usally really needed...

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by portets43 View Post
                      ubuntu 10.06 sounds fine..

                      didn't they have one of those a while back? like 6.06 or something?
                      Yes, Dapper 6.06 LTS was delayed from 6.04 to 6.06.
                      And it would be great to stick with 2.6.33 and if they need time to make testing and stabilize they should change Lucid release date to 10.06 as is was in Dapper.
                      Backporting some of the functionality is not a good option between 2.6.32 and 2.6.33 - there is more work to do and a big risk of new bugs because of backporting.
                      2.6.33 would be needed by many drivers to get stable.

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