GNU Linux-libre 4.14-rc; retiring freeloong?

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Wed Oct 25 22:39:59 UTC 2017

The deblobbing scripts were updated for upstream 4.14-rc5 and then -rc6,
and 4.14-rc6-gnu is available for testing.  Please let me know if you
find any deblobbing problems in them.

As I attempted to build its mipsel .debs for gnewsense/yeeloong, to be
published in the freeloong repository, the yeeloong laptop kindly
offered by the FSF crashed.  It was rebooted, the build was restarted,
and it crashed again.  We're giving it another shot, but if it crashes
again, we'll probably assume it's dying and retire it.  Now the question
is, should we pursue a replacement?  I have no idea of how many people
use them.  If you do use them, please let us know, here, on #linux-libre
on freenode (IRC/matrix), or in response to my posts to this effect on
Twister,, GNU social, or Diaspora.


Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist|Red Hat Brasil GNU Toolchain Engineer

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