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« on: September 28, 2012, 01:43:55 AM »

Hi

On which Debian release and which kernel does DSL current version: 4.4.10 have?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 04:33:42 AM »

Debian 3 "Woody" and kernel 2.4.31.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 11:22:24 PM »


4.11.rc2 has Linux kernel 2.4.31.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 10:11:11 PM »

Yep, the kernel version is the same in both.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 08:08:22 AM »

Is the system kernel expected to be updated in the foreseeable future, although it would be up to 2.6 ?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 10:56:29 PM »

The old kernel version is used in order to retain support for older hardware, because many drivers have been dropped from later kernel versions. It may also help keep the total size down to the 50MB target. Updates have aimed to keep the user level software as recent as possible while retaining the advantage in size and compatibility.

DSL-N was made without these restrictions, and used the 2.6 kernel. I would imagine that a new version of DSL-N would be based on one of the current kernel versions.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 03:47:19 AM »

As far as I understand from DSL-n releases since 2008 in freezing, except for that I ran the distribution, but there is practically no software

I would very much like that the project would be more live like the same tiny core linux
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 11:03:36 PM »

John seemed interested in developing something like a new DSL-N when he restarted the forum, but it doesn't look hopeful that anything will come of it.

Personally I'm more interested in updating the software in the main DSL as much as is possible while keeping the 2.4 kernel and the compatibility with older hardware that comes with it. I don't have time to make a proper effort at that myself though.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 03:17:04 AM »

And is not the 2.6 (and 3.9) kernel having more supported hardware?
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 10:51:37 PM »

It supports more newer hardware, less older hardware.
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