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

On Monday 14 March 2005 16:23, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 12:47:58PM +0100, Julien BLACHE wrote:
> > Basically, you're just leaving a number of Debian users out in the
> > cold. Users who choose Debian because we were the only distribution
> > out of there to provide serious support for the architectures they
> > care for, for various reasons.
> Indeed.  I am one such user.  I have always felt fortunate that I don't
> have to really care what architecture a machine is, because "of course
> it runs Debian".  I have run Debian on Alpha, x86, amd64, powerpc, and
> sarc systems, both as a desktop and a server environment on most of
> these.

And if the security team is not able to support those arches as-is, someone 
will have to step up and do the work. Overly long delays for security updates 
also diminish the usefulness of $arch.

It will break my heart if I have to retire my sparc nameserver and his 
backup-sister. But I'd rather do it because the current security team says 
that they won't support it for etch (which gives me ample time for 
contingency planning) than somewhen in the night after some flashworm hit me 
because the security update was delayed (for whatever $arch-specific reason).

Regards, David
- hallo... wie gehts heute?
- *hust* gut *rotz* *keuch*
- gott sei dank kommunizieren wir über ein septisches medium ;)
 -- Matthias Leeb, Uni f. angewandte Kunst, 2005-02-15

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