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Re: State of gcc 2.95 use in Debian unstable

On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 07:33 -0800, Dave Carrigan wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 04:12:45PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > > The situation is: gcc-2.95 is no longer needed to compile debian packages,
> > > but it is still needed for other tasks, by many people.
> > 
> > By whom, and for what? So far I haven't heard a specific project's
> > name.
> Debian does not exist for the benefit of its developers, it exists for
> the benefit of its users. I doubt that many Debian *users* read
> debian-devel so they aren't going to be responding to messages in this
> thread. 
> Removing a package simply because the Debian developers don't need it
> any more is the kind of arrogance that drives users away from Debian to
> other distributions.

Geez, talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth.

How much do you *pay*, in hard, cold Dead Presidents, to use Debian?

That's right: Zero.  Nada.  Zilch.

Debian is staffed by volunteers who do this because they want to.
I, for one, appreciate very, very much what they do for me.

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