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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])

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 03:15:58AM +0000, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> 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 --- 

I've written back then something about that. Maybe you could dig the
archives for my comment on this. 
For example, Italy was never a strong country for m68ks (Amigas) as f.e.
Germany was. Of course you'll find that after a decade there would be
virtually no users left. Picking out just one country mirror gives a wrong
image. Anyway, with statistics you can usually prove whatever you like. It's
just a matter of interpretation. 

> and comparitively nobody in the other fringe arches we keep around for no 
> good reason. And I still believe it delays our releases.

Then give facts and prove your believing. 

>  As you say, there 
> are no KDE users on mips.  So guys, we need a new framework.

Wasn't there someone in this thread that is actually using KDE on mips? So,
your statement is simply wrong. 

Ciao...              // 
      Ingo         \X/

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