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Re: Relaxing testing requirements (was: summarising answers to Vancouver critique)

also sprach Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> [2005.03.17.1734 +0100]:
> This it what I see as the attitude of *some* people: "It works on
> x86, x86-64 & ppc.  Who cares about lame old and/or arches like 
> m68k, arm, hppa & sparc?"

Well, there seem to be no more than two ways to get rid of this
problem: drop some architectures, or make people realise and embrace
what Debian is all about. I am not in favour of the first, and the
second seems utopic. So we're stuck.

> 1. even more disparity between the popular arches and the tiny
> ones.

Supply and demand...

> 2. difficulty with bugs.  How do you close a bug, if it doesn't
> work on some arches?  The open bug count would go even higher.

You don't close it, period. Or we introduce arch-dependent bugs
and/or fixed-in-i386 etc tags...

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