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Re: Using Debian funds to support a gcc development task

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 7:58 PM John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
<glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Regardless, I think you have your answer.
> > Absent the appearance of significant new support, there is not
> > sufficient interest in spending Debian funds on m68k gcc development.
> I don't think we have heard enough voices yet to be able to answer that
> question.

Such work should indeed be funded by really interested parties, i.e.
hardware vendors and their ecosystem partners. I'm not saying
volunteers is out of the game, but look at mips(eb), we have retired
the architecture entirely because we are not able to find enough
investment on hardware and manpower to maintain it well, even if
hardware is still easy to purchase, toolchain/kernel support is

It could be a better idea to get more interested people to fund such
work, but I don't see enough motivation to spend Debian money for a
port that nobody else have interest in supporting its toolchain.


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