Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers
On Sat, 2006-05-20 at 07:38 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Hendrik Sattler <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
yes. been ported or possible to port with minimal efforts.