21 Jan 2001 tausq   » (Master)

Welp, it's been almost half a year since my last entry. Wow...

Lately I've been working mostly on debian-installer stuff. For the most part, I've been hacking cdebconf, an implementation of the Debian Configuration Management system in C. Besides space savings, it also has some interesting features and possibilities. It's starting to become minimally useful, though there is still much work to be done.

On other fronts I've been doing some work on the Debian HPPA and IA64 ports. They are not nearly end-user quality yet, but are progressing nicely. On the HPPA side I'm mostly observing, though I have a lot of interest in learning PA-RISC assembly and have been doing some asm routines for the hppa kernel port. On the IA64 side bdale and I managed to get Debian booting natively after bootstrapping builds off of a chroot inside a TurboLinux build. We are looking at getting a set of stable glibc/toolchain packages before we start buliding packages en masse.

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