Fear and Loathing in Les Rambles/ blog/ Gotta make the donuts

Hmm, let's see if we can turn britney hint file comments into a blog entry...

The apache 2.2 transition is coming along rather well. This is good news, giving us a shot at including a version of apache2 in etch with support for files > 2GB in size. Even though pervasive LFS support has been a goal in Debian since before sarge, when a big part of the interface your library exports to users deals with files it gets tricky to switch on LFS support because of ABI changes.

After tagging for removal a number of apache2 modules with unrelated build problems, that leaves us with these issues blocking the transition:

Nothing that a medium-sized hammer can't take care of...

The release managers have also issued a statement about where we stand now for non-free firmware in etch. I'm sure this isn't anything close to the last word on the subject, but hopefully it will be enough to let us begin moving forward again instead of spinning our wheels on vote discussions.