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

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 02:14:52PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> "Brian M. Carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx> writes:
> > This is a problem. No one will fix the portability bugs that plague, for
> > example, sparc (memory alignment SIGBUS) without them being severity
> > serious.
> Can the porters fix such bugs?

They usually do -- they work out the problem, and provide a patch.

The trick then appears to be getting maintainers to actually apply them.

> Do the porters promise me a machine running unstable so that I can fix
> them myself?

That would be the "developer-accessable machine" mentioned in the nybble, I

- Matt

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