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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Nov 25, Brian Nelson wrote:
> What I fail to understand is why Debian insists on supporting every
> single arch itself.  Why not pick a handful of arches we do give a
> flying fuck about, support those, and if some organization wants to port
> Debian to another arch, then let them fork and support it themselves
> (like Redhat->Yellow Dog)?

Because Debian isn't Red Hat, for one.  If there's a port to $ARCH in
Debian, it's because there are developers in Debian who want to
support that architecture.  I suppose at some point we may need to
drop some architectures because they can't keep up (due to lack of
developer interest), but that hasn't happened yet.

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@phy.olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

Computer Systems Manager, Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Mississippi
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