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

Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de> writes:

> 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.
> Thiemo

The "magix" buildd on buildd.net that helped out last year when mipsel
had a huge backlog is just such a system. It's from mycable.de but
basicaly identical to 4G Systems (2 lans instead or lan+wireless).

Good enough to build qt and some other ~1000 debs on it.


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