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

Toni wrote:
>On Mon, 14.03.2005 at 07:37:51 +0100, Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
>> In general I would like to say that supporting a lot of architectures was
>> an important difference between Debian and other distributions.  I know the
>> drawbacks of this but I just do not want to hide my opinion that I do not
>> like the idea of reducing the number of supported architectures that 
>> drastical.
>I'm also looking forward to install Debian on a Sparc machine that has
>just arrived.
>Btw, why, or how, do other projects with much fewer users and also much
>fewer developers, manage to release for more than 4 architecture?
>*BSD come to mind...

By having a much smaller set of software, mainly. The core BSDs are
*tiny* compared to what we try to ship in Debian.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
We don't need no education.
We don't need no thought control.

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