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I'd like to try and improve the article, but I'm not sure if I'll have enough time to do so before the month ends. Can I request some extra time? Leorockway (talk) 07:34, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

The article is not up for deletion or similar, so there is no rush! - Ahunt (talk) 14:39, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Articles in the French, Spanish and Italian are way more complete. This is topic IS RELEVANT! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.97.52.191 (talk) 21:12, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Then contribute to it expansion! :) Cheers. --Gonchibolso12 (talk) 01:31, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Two things to fix?[edit]

Arch has the two usual problems: there's no clear policy about what software can be included, and nonfree blobs are shipped with their kernel, Linux. Arch also has no policy about not distributing nonfree software through their normal channels.

> Is the 3.0.1-libredyne kernel a real-time kernel?

no! one of the reasons why we call it beta still.

at the time of dyne:II I was more up to date with this kernel development and out of knowing the options around I've adopted the great patches that Con Kolivas was doing. Unfortunately he left the scene now and I don't know anymore which are the best realtime patches now.

anyone has ideas? should we ask the folks at pure:dyne or linux-audio-dev http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.dynebolic.user/2226 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Riveravaldez (talkcontribs)

Initial Release[edit]

The initial release date should be February 20th, 2008. It is currently listed as May 19, 2008. Here's some supporting links (at least moving it back to March): http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2008-March/msg02726.html http://forums.blagblagblag.org/viewtopic.php?t=4665 I don't feel comfortable editing this as I was directly involved, but wanted to note it in case someone feels compelled to correct it. Thanks. :) Jebba (talk) 03:40, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Neither of those two refs you mention (aside from both being WP:SPS) really nail down a release date. The Redhat one doesn't mention a date at all, other than the posting date of 29 Mar 2008, and the blag one just says "this post was made in other places on February 20th, 2008, I'm just putting it here for completeness...)". Neither are very compelling even aside from the SPS issue. The one cited in the article right now seems to be a bit more definitive in that at least it shows a release on a particular date, although it doesn't prove that there weren't others earlier. Do we have anything more definitive available? - Ahunt (talk) 11:57, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
Here's one from March 25, 2008 from LWN: http://lwn.net/Articles/274918/ The original mailing list announcement from February 20, 2008 is archived here: http://lists.autistici.org/message/20080221.002845.467ba592.en.html Jebba (talk) 18:50, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Dubious claims[edit]

"Advantages include the removal of device firmware which cannot be audited for bugs and/or security problems, or fixed by the Linux kernel maintainers themselves even if they know of them. It is possible for the entire system to be compromised by a malicious firmware, and without the ability to perform a security audit on manufacturer-provided firmware, even an innocent bug could undermine the safety of the running system.[10]"

The problem with this statement is in many cases removing the firmware from the linux kernel will not get rid of it. It will merely cause the device to use the version of the firmware in it's on-device rom. This means the user has no more freedom than they had before and will be running an older (and most likely buggier) version of the firmware. Plugwash (talk) 18:25, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Hey that is great Yes check.svg Done - Ahunt (talk) 18:56, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Debian[edit]

Debian no longer has non-free linux as a default core [1,2]. The text is not correct. [1] http://trisquel.info/en/forum/kernels [2] https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html 94.219.254.167 (talk) 00:35, 24 June 2014 (UTC)Vladimir