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Re: Example where testing-security was used?

On 01/06/05, Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> wrote:
> > 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
> course)

wouldn't that just be like DistCC that all the Gentoo users rave about?

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

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