Re: How will Debian someday remove ports of obsolete hardware?
On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 03:27:19PM -0400, Luke Seubert wrote:
> In the Debian world to date, the experience of the Debian developer
> community has been to add an ever growing number of hardware platforms.
> With the release of Woody, Debian now supports 11 different CPU hardware
> architectures. This extensive porting work, while bringing along some
> problems, has payoffs too, and seems to be widely supported by the Debian
> community. Therefore, lots of hardware support is a good thing.
Ports are just like packages. They exist so long as there is someone
maintaining it. If someone stops maintaining a port, then that port wont
get released (because it lacks an autobuilder, boot-floppies and isn't
in sync with releases). Sooner or later, ftp-master will remove it.
It's not complex. It's very simple actually. It's the reason that the
m68k port has remained for so long.
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