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Re: Example where testing-security was used?

> IOW, it doesn't (directly) give meaningful predictions about the rate
> at which a given piece of hardware becomes obsolete.
> It also has no capacity to predict an organization's *ability* to
> replace hardware.

ok, true

> > I'm aware that more's law is not appliable on some archs (like arm
> > I believe) but the question is, well, who uses openoffice.org or
> > kde on an arm (only to cite those) ?
> This mitigates the linear growth of the archive itself (assuming we
> did subset the archive for slower archs), but it doesn't mitigate the
> growth of software complexity that causes subsequent revisions of the
> same software to run slower on the same hardware over time -- which,
> if it's true of nothing else, is at least true of compilers.

hmmm, if you don't give such monsters like openoffice or any big c++ 
application to build on slow/rare arches, I guess that will ease the 
autobuilders a lot too, not only the archive.

maybe the solution is to write a Debian@Home (like Seti@home or 
Folding@home does) in order to ease the autobuilders :D (kidding of 

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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