On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 12:33:24AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote: > Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 10:57:47PM +0000, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote: > >> Clint Byrum <cbyrum <at> spamaps.org> writes: > >> > Now, can someone please tell me how messages like the one below, and > >> > others, aren't indicative that debian should drop s390, mipsel, and > >> > maybe hppa from the list of architectures? How about we release for > >> > i386, sparc, and powerpc, and let the others release on their own > >> > schedule? This business of supporting 11 architectures and making sure > >> > they're all 100% right before releasing is just about the worst idea > >> > ever. > >> > >> Still, the hours we maste on fixing, building, maintaining, ... code on > >> unused platforms is hysterical waste of resources. Resources we don't > >> really have. > > > > I'd like to see your numbers on how many manhours have been wasted in the > > past, say, 6 months on fixing code on unused platforms which would have gone > > into other things had those architectures not been in Debian. > > > > - Matt > > Not to mention that i386 is the most non working architecture of them > all when it comes to the buildd and m68k probably the one with the > fastest responce time. > > And how does having gtk not being blocked for a few days by a buildd > get ftp-master to implement t-p-u and testing-security any faster, > which is what we've all been waiting for the last 6+ month. > > Not to mention the number of arm, mips, mipsel, m68k, hppa, alpha, > ia64, s390 developers that would drop away starting their own > distribution depriving Debian of manpower. A lot of bugs are found by > those extra architectures Debian supports and also fixed by their > porters. Nothing better to find bugs than a large variety. Isn't that what ESR said about the bazaar: the more eyes, the faster bugs get squished! In this case, the more arch differences, the more bugs that will be found, too! -Kev -- counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted! (__) (oo) /------\/ / | || * /\---/\ ~~ ~~ ...."Have you mooed today?"...
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