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

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 11:22:33AM -0500, Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Marc Haber said:
> > On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:52:29 -0500, Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:
> > >The only real showstopper for some of the slower arches is that they
> > >take too long to compile some of the bigger packages, and that slows
> > >down getting security upgrades out the door.  I was under the
> > >impression that things like distcc and the like were intended to
> > >address exactly these issues.  If people are motivated to keep their
> > >pet arch in the mainline distribution, I think doing the work to set
> > >up a distributed build farm that won't slow down the security
> > >releases is both doable and likely to be good enough to meet the
> > >standards outlined. 
> > 
> > If you are able to get the new buildd recognized by the empowered
> > ones. Which has proven to be hard or impossible.
> amd64 seems to have done quite well for themselves actually.  They have
> actually done exactly what this proposal has asked for - they have done
> the heavy lifting themselves, and shown that they have an infrastructure
> that won't unnecessarily bog down the works.

So you mean that all the tier-2 arches should go and take over alioth as
distribution media ? You read the answer of wiggy about this almost bringing
alioth to his knees ? 

> You seem top have an axe to grind here with somebody, friend, so why not
> just name names and be done with it?  Sniping from the back row never
> helps anything.

Go look at the mailing list archives, there where enough threads about this in
the past few years.


Sven Luther

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