Re: Concerns about AMD64 port
On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 09:40:15AM -0500, Kyle Rose wrote:
> > Can someone explain what is going on here?
> IMO, Debian has always been a little slow about these things, which
> has something to do with its quality. (I.e., Debian is very stable
> precisely because it changes so slowly.) Once every other
There's no problem having a Debian port in sid. It does not have to be
an officially released port until it's ready, but it seems nobody is
even bothering to work on a pure 64-bit port. There is no way to make
it work well if nobody tries to make it work at all.
I am willing to help out, including running an autobuilder for AMD64, if
there is any interest here in a native port.
After all, we have Hurd in sid... surely AMD64 is going to be more
stable and usable than Hurd right from the start?
> distribution on earth has a native AMD64 port, Debian will follow.
> Until then, there's always Gentoo, which seems to have very active
> AMD64 development.
Yes, but I do not like Gentoo. I've tried it. Emerge sucks. I'm a
Debian developer and want to use Debian on this thing. If I were happy
with running Gentoo on it, I wouldn't have sent my mail :-)
(NetBSD also has a 64-bit AMD64 port, FWIW.)