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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])

Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> writes:

> But to the best of my knowledge, Marco's (blog) post from a few months 
> ago which showed download from ftp.it.debian.org by architecture stands 
> undisputed:  essentially all users are on i386 clearly dominating all other 
> arches, with a fraction of users in maybe two, three, four other arches --- 
> and comparitively nobody in the other fringe arches we keep around for no 
> good reason. And I still believe it delays our releases.  As you say, there 
> are no KDE users on mips.  So guys, we need a new framework.

But the point is, who cares?  These things don't slow the release.
You "believe" it does, but without a shred of actual evidence, and no
agreement from the people whose job it is to get the releases done.

I think what slows releases is that you aren't fixing RC bugs.

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