pure64 and biarch64: lessons in biology
We can all see that there are some fairly strong feelings around here
regarding the superiority or appropriateness of a pure 64-bit AMD64 port
versus a biarch port. Both "sides" have points, so clearly both efforts
will continue as long as people are willing to devote time to them.
Let's just all accept that pure and biarch will move forward; probably
the two projects will complement each other well once they are properly
developed. As for fear that pure64 will steal developers from biarch,
perhaps it is founded. But let's let the "natural selection" of our
Debian software ecosystem determine what survives - people will go with
what meets their needs, so there is no reason to propagandize against
As for me, I am extremely excited about John's work and will probably
find myself using that for now.
Best wishes to everybody of both camps. May peace reign among AMD64
- Josh Hansen