Will Trisquel 8 use hwe-16.04 and hwe-16.04-edge kernels?

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t3g
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Beigetreten: 05/15/2011

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/RollingLTSEnablementStack

In January of 2017, Ubuntu 16.04.2 will adapt a new way to deliver the latest kernels in two forms. One that will always deliver the kernel of the most recent release (hwe-16.04) and one that is more of a "bleeding edge" one that is hwe-16.04-edge. Do you think that Trisquel will deblob this new kernel as well? I think it would be nice to have as many of us like to have more recent kernels from the repos.

If you don't want to read the link, here is the gist:

Description

This represents the path where HWE Stack users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will automatically upgrade to newer HWE Stacks until reaching the final 18.04 HWE Stack in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Users will then remain on this final 18.04 HWE Stack for the remaining supported life of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. If the user fully upgrades to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, they will remain on the GA Kernel delivered in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and will not continue rolling forward on HWE Stacks delivered for 18.04. This is the path that users will be put on if choosing to install the HWE Stack from the 16.04.2 or newer LTS point release.

Packages

The suggested exact meta packages names are:

linux-generic-hwe-16.04
linux-lowlatency-hwe-16.04

These meta packages will resolve to the appropriate linux-image--hwe-16.04 and linux-headers--hwe-16.04. See example diagram below. In the event we need to provide extended support for customers for a specific HWE kernel, we can roll out a linux--lts- indirect meta package into a private PPA.

Update Schedule

We will roll to the newest HWE Stack offering around the time of the point release introducing that HWE Stack. This is approximately 3mo after the original series is released. As an example, the 16.04.2 point release should take place in January 2017. At this time the linux-headers-generic-hwe-16.04 and linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 would point to the new v4.8 based kernel.

hwe-16.04-edge

Description

This represents the path that provides users early access to the upcoming HWE Stack that is to be released next for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The aim is to provide this early preview in order to allow users to test the upcoming HWE Stack prior to the automatic upgrade taking place. This should help ensure a smooth upgrade and transition. Once hwe-16.04-edge aligns with the hwe-16.04 target, users on the hwe-16.04-edge path will transition back to the more conservative hwe-16.04 path and continue being upgraded until reaching the final 18.04 HWE Stack in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Users will then remain on the final 18.04 HWE Stack for the remaining supported life of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. If the user fully upgrades to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, they will remain on the GA Kernel delivered in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and will not continue rolling forward on HWE Stacks delivered for 18.04.

Packages

The suggested exact meta packages names are:

linux-generic-hwe-16.04-edge
linux-lowlatency-hwe-16.04-edge

As with the hwe-16.04 path, these -edge meta packages would resolve to linux-image--hwe-16.04-edge and linux-headers--hwe-16.04-edge

Update Schedule

As mentioned, the kernel version provided by the hwe-16.04-edge path will provide early access to the newer kernel version up to ~6mo prior to the hwe-16.04 path receiving the same.

We will introduce the newer edge kernel at the beginning of each point release. For example, 16.04.1 released in July, 2016. At that time, hwe-16.04-edge would point to the Yakkety kernel currently undergoing development for the 16.10 release. This will allow for a maximum ~6mo baking period before being officially delivered and supported in the 16.04.2 time frame. Once both hwe-16.04-edge and hwe-16.04 both point to the final Yakkety HWE kernel version, hwe-16.04-edge users users will be transitioned to track the more conservative hwe-16.04ore of a test bed.

jxself
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Beigetreten: 09/13/2010

I don't know what the plan is in this regard, or if there even is one at this early stage, but regardless of what happens https://jxself.org/linux-libre/ will still be there.

t3g
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Beigetreten: 05/15/2011

Yeah, hopefully Ruben and the other team members consider this when this is rolled out. Its still great that you offer the Libre kernel. :-)