Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:03:09PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>> Le Jeu 7 Juillet 2005 21:17, Josselin Mouette a écrit :
>> > If we don't start the multiarch effort now, it won't be good for
>> > etch. Are we postponing this to the next release?
>> I hope not ... I'm a quite happy owner of amd64 machines, so happy that
>> I've only amd64 machines for my desktops, and maintaining a chroot to
>> use openoffice is quite annoying (same is true for quake/et but I
>> assume it won't bother debian that much ;p)
> Wouldn't you be better off with a native Oo.org rather than multiarch
> in this case?
If only they would write 64bit clean code.
>> IMHO, either amd64/pure64/... will become a release arch and in that
>> case we have to have a solution for multiarch, either amd64 is not a
>> released arch .. and that bothers me.
> If everything in main can be ported to pure64 there is little need for
> multiarch on amd64.
Even if it doesn't multiarch is still no etch or amd64 stopper. One
can already run 3rd party 32bit software (e.g. the non-free rar or
acrobat reader) on amd64 without problems.