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Buildds slow/unuseable -> drop that arch

Moin Goswin!
Goswin von Brederlow schrieb am Mittwoch, den 01. September 2004:

> It saddens me to see that donations of accounts and free cpu cycles to
> DDs are no longer appreciated by Debian. Any request to (re)build
> package must now again go solely to <arch>@buildd.debian.org.

Please don't take it personally, but IMO that also shows that the
architectures in question are not important enough to be part of a major
Debian release. Take it as is - if they were popular enough, there would
be enough DDs willing to offer their own boxes as buildds. But since
nobody does, and they need to be helped by external volunteers, maybe
there really only few people using them? Why should they hold up a whole
release - something that really bothers 99% of other users? Debian is
not only about ideology, we also have practical reasons. Efforts to keep
dead architecturs alive are noble, but not very rational from the
practical point of view.

For any stupid thing chosen at random, you'll find at least 5 people on
the Internet who thinks it's a good idea. -- Steve Langasek in debian-devel

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