Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 10:58:56PM -0600, Chris Cheney wrote:
>> I know a specific reason Debian is losing users... AMD64. AMD expects to
>> ship over 5 million amd64 chips this year, aiui. It currently costs less
>> than $600 USD to build a complete AMD64 system. Also, every other major
> That is a good and absolutely correct point. Our amd64 development has
> basically stalled because the difficulty of maintaining it without space
> on ftp.debian.org has become an impediment to progress.
Have you got a refeence for this? My impression was that AMD64 is
stalled because of technical problems at a basic level - the
multiarch-problem is still unsolved.
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Anthony Towns in 2004-02 on debian-devel