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Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers

Hendrik Sattler <debian@hendrik-sattler.de> writes:
> Am Samstag, 20. Mai 2006 12:01 schrieb Petter Reinholdtsen:

>> So I would say less than 20% of the free software is platform
>> independent, based on personal problems.

> And the other authors cannot test on such system anyway as they often
> need specific hardware or the OS/compiler cannot be tested without extra
> costs.  Often, ports to such systems are done without feedback to the
> original author.

Yes.  There is no (non-trivial) portable software, only software that has
been ported.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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