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Re: Suggestions for how ARM Ltd could help Debian?

On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 13:07, Wookey wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm meeting a Linux-friendly bigwig from ARM in a couple of weeks (when I'm
> back from my hols). 
> He's interesting in talking about how/if ARM should be helping Debian out
> given our support of their architecture.
> So - anything people would like me to put to him?
> We are clearly a bit short of manpower for things like dealing with major
> packages that don't work, often due to 'hard stuff' like compiler issues,
> and floating-point wierdness. Any suggestions for how we might deal with
> tings faster. (It's taken about 4 years to get Mozilla working properly for
> example).

Just a side-note: mozilla still doesn't work properly, regxpcom and
regchrome segfault (see my 10/28 post for latest fix attempt details). 
And there's a libc6/binutils/dpkg-shlibdeps bug preventing illuminator
from building (reported here 11/19, about to file a bug).

Hmm -- which gets me thinking, should there be a clearinghouse of known
ARM-specific bugs?  (Is there one already?)  Then again, this might be
better done with BTS indexing, or tagging, or something like that.

Otherwise, your wish-list looks good, can't think of anything else.

-Adam P.

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