On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 09:26 -0500, John Goerzen wrote: > On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 10:01:51AM -0400, Chip Salzenberg wrote: > > According to Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader: > > > - A general port inclusion policy: there are a number of pending ports > > > (s390x, powerp64 and various BSD ports), and therefore it is > > > important to have a clear policy saying which criteria a new port > > > has to fulfil. > > > > AMD64 hardware sales are huge and growing. Its CPUs are made by both > > AMD and Intel. It's the upward-compatible upgrade path for the single > > most popular computer architecture *ever*. > > > > But Debian can't accept the port because we don't have a PORT POLICY. > > > > I think there's only one possible comment: "WTF?!" > > But we have a situation here where the amd64 port name was arbitrarily > changed in dpkg (without any public discussion first); > I'm not sure how this is relevant to this discussion about ftpmasters; I made that decision, I am not an ftpmaster and have no desire to become one. It wasn't "changed" either, it was simply introduced in dpkg with a different architecture name; that was intended to be the *start* of a discussion period (the amd64 porters would be unaffected since they were already using a forked dpkg) -- it could've been easily changed before the release of sarge to something else after calm discussion. Instead the children involved with the port decided to throw a tantrum and believed the best way to get what they wanted was to be as loud and insulting as possible. > amd64 is more mature than even some released architectures > This might be true of the architecture, unfortunately it seems to be the exact opposite for most of the people involved with it. Scott (not an ftpmaster; nothing to do with ftpmasters; doesn't look, smell or taste like an ftpmaster; doesn't speak, sing or dance for ftpmasters; Womble's friend) -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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