Bug#611830: [www.debian.org] please update /ports/ WRT to amd64 ("EM64T") and ppc64
On 2011-02-04 11:09, Osamu Aoki wrote:
On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 11:59:00AM -0500, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
The list of architectures on
http://www.debian.org/ports/index.en.html could use an update. I'm
noticing the following issues:
amd64 is listed as AMD64 and EM64T, but not under its most widely
known name, x86-64. EM64T was renamed to Intel 64. Note that the
IA-64 paragraph also talks about EM64T. Also, the "Core2" was
superceded by Core i3, i5 and i7, we should just say "Intel Core".
I think we also need to update name to "32-bit PC (i386)" and "64-bit PC
(amd64)" in line with new release notes.
to reduce confusion.
I actually filed this report when reviewing the release notes. I found
these "PC" descriptions vague/ambiguous. For example, a 32-bit PowerPC
is not i386. I think we should stick to x86 and x86-64, possibly
mentioning AMD64 and Intel 64. If not, then precise "IBM PC compatible",
not just "PC". I suppose release notes writers looked at /ports/ and
improvised a bit given the current status of /ports/.