Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Given a person with the hardware and time I'm certain support can be
>added in a single day. The big problem is getting access to the
>hardware directly or indirectly through a tester.
Given that I've spend about 20 hours trying to get debian-installer
working on sparc, and havn't yet tried to boot it, I'm sure you are
wrong. (Three bugs reported and fixed already, one that still needs
to be filed.)
>And don't tell me use debians machines unless you are able to provide
>accounts for sveral non DD d-i developers (which needs sudo for
>additional build-depends needed for that arch).
As far as I can tell, there are three people who have done any attempt
at getting d-i workin on sparc. None of them is lacking the needed
hardware. If hardware was all that was needed, I could have not given
away some of what I've given away, or picked up slightly better
machines for not much money. I may be given a few in the near future.
Blars Blarson email@example.com
With Microsoft, failure is not an option. It is a standard feature.