Re: The State of Alpha Linux
Steve Langasek wrote:
On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 02:23:39PM +0100, Oliver Falk wrote:
Matt Turner wrote:
The State of Alpha Linux
We're all subscribed to this list because we use a dying platform.
You think it's dying? :-P
Well, at least the Debian alpha port is not likely to continue past the
upcoming lenny release; see
Yes, yes... I was joking. Of course. We all don't know if there will be
any distribution for Alpha in 3 years. But I try to continue my work
with Fedora/Alpha as good as I can. If the machines go south, I'm not
really willing to replace it with new ones, except someone has some
machines to give away...
And the hardware itself is EOLed. So even if you think it's not dying, it's
not exactly a "living" port either. :)
Yes. The h/w is no longer produced...
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I don't speak for other Debian Alpha folks here, though; perhaps there are
still some around willing to do the work necessary to keep alpha going.
It might be wise to still support a base OS, without the X gimmicks...