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Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ... (Was: [Fwd: Re: GTK+2.0 2.6.2-3 and buildds running out of space])

Brian Nelson wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 11:33:35AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 10:57:47PM +0000, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> > > But a total of eleven is insane.
> > 
> > It is sometimes hard to get them all to work, yes.
> > 
> > It also vastly increases the quality of the Free Software in our
> > archive, as we discover bugs that appear only on one architecture.
> That's an overstatement.  Simply having two architectures (i386 and ppc)
> would be enough to reveal nearly all portability bugs.
> And for the more obscure architectures, virtually all of the testing
> comes from the build of the package.

That's incorrect, at least from my experience.

> How many people out there are
> actually using e.g. KDE on mips enough to actually find any portability
> bugs?

I use some kde programs on mips and haven't found portability bugs
so far.


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