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Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 03:16:55PM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> >We're discussing a question that could affect decisions on the lenny 
> >release schedule.
> The release schedule will not be affected by whatever ESR says in his 
> essays.

Why does the essay's authorship matter?

> Debian already includes 64bit architectures in its release, so if you
> want to use them, you already have them. The schedule of the next
> release shouldn't be affected by how many people buy new 64bit
> machines, they'll be able to use Etch on them.

How is this related with the question we were discussing?

> No Debian-list is appropiate for discussing how many win64 games are
> out there, nor how easy it is to program in Visual Basic for
> non-developers, nor for explaining the methods that Windows uses to
> make games run faster, nor for discussing the costs of running
> Microsoft Office.

You're mixing relevant things with irrelevant things here.  I could explain
why some of these are relevant, but I already did.  If you really want to
know (although by your tone I suspect you don't), please read the thread again.

As for those that aren't relevant, don't blame it on me.  I didn't start
talking about Visual Basic or Microsoft Office.

> You've already raised your concern about having a release in 18
> months.


> I think that your 64bit "deadline" is as valid a reason as
> someone saying "I don't want to be running 2006's GNOME in 2009", or
> someone else saying "I want Debian Stable to include foo, bar, and
> baz, which are currently only in Testing"

Note that you haven't explained why you think that.  If you're not going to
explain (and that's ok with me), please do at least acknowledge that you're
just not interested in this discussion at all.

> You don't need to keep an off-topic thread alive so that your reasons are 
> heard.

Correct.  My reasons have already been heard and I'm perfectly happy.  I'm
sorry that you were bothered by my actions, though, as I did it with the
best of my intentions, not to piss off anybody.

Robert Millan

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