Hardware pack questions

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at linaro.org
Tue Sep 14 19:37:17 BST 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 09:16:15AM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:

> > Is it intended that pre-release hwpacks will be long-lived?  I expected
> > the same rules to apply as to pre-release images:  ephemeral objects
> > used during development that would be replaced at release time by images
> > built from the final archive, leaving no lingering obligation to provide
> > easy access to source for images we're no longer distributing.   Are the
> > hwpacks not going to follow this same release cycle?

> Right, I think legally we might really not be required to do this;
> however, technically it still makes sense to me to have the sources
> used to produce a certain hwpack. Especially since we use ppa's or
> some other archives for hwpacks which have no guarantees to keep
> history etc.

Yes, if we're going to be building hwpacks out of ppas, getting the sources
out of the PPA afterwards would be a problem; so best to keep them with the

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