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Re: [buildd] needs-build @ 914

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 07:27:07AM -0600, Stephen R Marenka wrote:

> Meanwhile, maybe we need to think about what a debian-m68k distribution
> should really have in it. We could probably release a lenny-m68k without
> kde, gnome, mathematical packages, and some of the other large packages 
> that afaik, nobody uses on m68k. 

Definitely, such packages like blast2, axiom or scilab doesn't make much
sense on m68k except for academically proving that it can be run on m68k,
Similar packages are flight simulators and other high cpu and graphic load
based apps. I really doubt that anyone will ever use fs on linux m68k.

Maybe we should concentrate on basic functionality including X11 support
with xfce4 or icewm, some sort of browser (dillo and iceweasel) and email

> Would ya'll (such users and developers that hang around this list) support 
> that?

I do! 
I think we can take care for about 4000 source packages, but ~7000 packages
is was too much, especially when some of the porters are always trying to
bring coldfire support in... 

Maybe we should start a new thread and announce it prominently on planet.d.o
and debian-devel@l.d.o and collect opinions for about 2 weeks and then take
action accordingly. 

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