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Re: Broken applications: Could we be honest?

Art Edwards <edwardsa@afrl.kirtland.af.mil> writes:

> Excuse me for chiming in, but I think many places simply look
> for the best performance and productivity/dollar(euro). We do use the PGI compiler,
> mostly because gnu had not had a f90-f95 compiler, and partly because
> of, maybe, a 10% improvement in speed. 
> What I find interesting is that both Fedora and Debian have similar
> problems for different reasons. Debian has now stable release for
> AMD64 because Sarge was released before AMD64 was really ready. This means
> that we are all stuck in the beta test-site pool. It would be really nice
> if Debian actually packaged up a "stable-like" version of AMD64 at the
> same level as Sarge. Fedora has been moving so quickly, that they have 
> incorporated the same problems into a nominally stable release.

The amd64.debian.net is at the same level as sarge if you include the
proposed updates. The only difference to official sarge is that the
ftp-master hasn't pushed those proposed updates into our sarge yet
(for which we all hate him a bit).


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