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Re: news from mips?

Le Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 11:28:48AM +0200, Riku Voipio a écrit :
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:08:13AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > Sorry to be rude, but I am just so surprised that there is a such big
> > problem and that apparently nothing is done. If people are working on
> > the issue, just let us know, they will get many kudos and everybody will
> > be happy. In the absence of any communication, you know, there is the
> > usual frustration...
> I wonder - after a quick glance on debian-mips mailing list,
> it seems you _have_ been communicated on this issue:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2008/02/msg00017.html
> You are even in the To: list of that mail...

Well, this email says that somebody needs some hardware to put a MIPS
machine on line. The kind of mail I would have liked to receive, for
instance on -devel-announce would be for instance:

Example 1:

Hello, this is a message for the MIPS porters. We noted that many
package transitions are delayed because of they are not yet build on
mips and mipsel. We are really sorry for the inconvenience and we are
currently working with the persons responsible for the buildds to find a

Example 2:

Hello, this is a message from the MIPS buildd administrators. During the
past two weeks, the queue in the machines we are in charge of has been
growing, and this is causing delays for the testing transition of the
packages of may of you. This was caused by an unusual number of uploads,
and we expect that normal operations will resume within three weeks.
This kink of peak is exceptionnal and we hope that it will not happen
again this year.

Example 3:

Hello, this is a message from the MIPS buildd administrators. The Debian
archives is growing and our current buildds become undersized for the
task: a queue has started to form, resulting in delays for the
transition of your packages. We are working on increasing the build
power for the mips and mipsel arches, and hope the queue to dissapear
within a month.

I am really thankful for Tim and Martin to work on a MIPS machine, but
currently we do not even know if there is a plan to make it a buildd,
nor if the problem is really a problem of load or just an unattended
bug, or whatever else.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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