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

Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 01:33:16PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 10:10:32AM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> > > > All the work and support over all those years by all those users and porters
> > > > will be vanished with that stupid idea, imho. 
> > > 
> > > Ingo, obviously you are pissed off. But really, is there much benefit in
> > > making *releases* for the SCC architectures? 
> > 
> > For anyone who uses Debian as base of a commercial solution it is a
> > requirement. Grabing some random unstable snapshot is a non-starter.
> Sure. Who's doing that on anything but i386/amd64/powerpc?

Desktops/Laptops aren't the only computers, there are much more
embedded systems around than you seem to think. E.g. 4G Systems uses
Debian as base system. With the growth of embedded systems (32 MB RAM
seems to be the common lower limit now) the use of full-fledged OS'es
will increase.

If you want to run Linux on such a mips/mipsel system today, you can
either buy a Linux from Montavista/Redhat/..., or use Debian. The
system is still unlikely to report popcon results if you do.


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