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Re: New-maintainer - STOP THAT SHIT

On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 01:06:48PM +0100, Marek Habersack wrote:
> ** On Jan 15, Hamish Moffatt scribbled:
> > No, Debian (a software project) is about developing an OS, not
> > about providing access to machines. The machines are only a tool
> > for developing the distribution.
> yes, but you can't expect all the maintainers hava a park of machines of all
> architectures. And yet, the Debian OS runs different kernels and on
> different architectures. The conclusion is obvious.

The obvious conclusion is that you did not understand my comment.

You are not expected to have the complete set of Debian provided machines.
Debian will provide access to other platforms for the purpose of
Debian development work. Access to those machines is a tool for
developing the distribution; it is not a reason to join Debian
in itself.

You don't have to compile packages for other architectures yourself,
either. The autobuilders do that, much easier than your or I can do it by hand.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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