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Re: current status of alpha in squeeze

On Wed, 7 Oct 2009 17:21:17 +0200
Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:

Forgive my ignorance, but I've got a question.

> * Arthur Loiret (aloiret@debian.org) [090816 00:06]:
> > To be short, I still intend to help for the alpha port, but I don't
> > think it will be enough for an official release. It would be great
> > if some other interested people had time to dedicate to the port.
> Unfortunatly we have to agree with this statement. We had to make an
> decision. Based on the results of the overall feedback, we decided to
> demote alpha as an release architecture.

Shame, but entirely understandable.

> This means, we will in about 14 days time start to remove the packages
> from testing. Alpha will be completly ignored for any purposes of
> testing migration as of now, and bugs specific to alpha are no longer
> release critical grade.

Does this mean alpha remains in Sid, or will it be removed from
all distributions != stable?

> Cheers,
> Andi

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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