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Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting

* Steve Langasek:

> We project that applying these rules for etch will reduce the set of
> candidate architectures from 11 to approximately 4 (i386, powerpc, ia64
> and amd64 -- which will be added after sarge's release when mirror space
> is freed up by moving the other architectures to scc.debian.org).

It might be worthwhile to have at least one big-endian 64-bit
architecture in the mix because this one will catch some of the
porting difficulties a similar SCC architecture might run into.
Unfortunately, I don't think there is an architecture which is fully
supported by upstream (toolchain and kernel), so this plan might be
impossible to carry out.

I'm a bit disappointed how the decision has been made.  I would have
hoped that Debian as an organization would be able to reach a
workable, rough consensus through open discussion.  On the other hand,
we might have ended up with unprecedented levels of hostility. 8-(

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