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Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers

Erast Benson writes...

> On Sat, 2006-05-20 at 12:32 -0500, Michael Banck wrote:
> > We had a pure NetBSD port before, but so far no non-glibc port got added
> > to the archive officially (but that doesn't mean it would get rejected
> > if it was of release quality).  
> > 
> > IMHO a glibc-based OpenSolaris would certainly be the better and more
> > interesting option (but might take some effort initially).
> Do you really believe so? Do you understand that such a "hybrid" will
> not run any existing Solaris apps like you will not be able to run
> simple thinks like Macromedia flush player, JRE, JDK, Oracle, SAP, etc
> etc... Do you still wanna do that?

This is Debian, we care about the ability to run proprietary
applications (so people who depend on them can move to free software), but
mostly we run free software. Both combinations are interesting from a
free software perspective, but most people in Debian are more likely to
get excited about the more free option.

Matt Taggart

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