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Re: Bits from the Release Team: Architecture health check

On Thu, January 30, 2014 00:03, Niels Thykier wrote:
> On 2014-01-29 23:24, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
>> What exactly does the 'scope of the port' mean?  Suites of packages,
>> tasksel tasks, desktop environments?  Particular use cases (server,
>> laptop, desktop)?  Or something else?
> So, at this point, I think that you get to choose an initial draft for
> the "scope of the port".  Of course, I don't expect you to list some
> 18k+ source packages, so defining it as something like "Desktop
> environments except GNOME plus tasksel task X, Y and Z".
>   Alternatively, you may want to define it as the set of packages you
> won't support (e.g. "KDE, all webservers (except apache2 with PHP5),
> etc.")
>   In fact, it is probably best for you if you combine the two
> approaches.  But anyhow, you get to serve the ball on this one.  Just
> remember, we will probably ask "why did you choose this set?" (or maybe
> even "what would it take for you to also support Y?")

I believe that it's also important that the definition is uncomplicated
enough so our users can quickly understand what and what not to expect
from this port, perhaps with a little abstraction.


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