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Re: A suggestion

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Charles Plessy
<charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>  Le Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 08:35:51AM -0700, Mike Bird a écrit :
> >
>  > Debian is losing users and relevance.
>  This does not match the results of the "popcon" survey. It could be
>  that Debian would gain users slower than other distributions, but this
>  claim would need to be backed by a serious study.
>  Also, as Ubuntu seems to be the point of focus for this comparison, I
>  would rather add their users rather than setting them in a separate
>  count. I have prepared packages and fixed bug in Debian for Ubuntu
>  users, and I guess I am not the only one on this list.
>  > The next DPL should have a solid plan for reversing Debian's decline.
>  > If this means that some architectures fall by the wayside for lack of
>  > interest then so be it.  Better to lose several 0.1% architectures
>  > than for Debian as a whole to continue the slide towards irrelevance.
>  I think this is a confrontational presentation of the problem because it
>  supposes that there must be a loser. While I also think that trying to
>  build the whole Universal Operating Sytem on non-universal hardware is a
>  source of unnecessary and unrewarded stress and efforts, I feel that the
>  way to ameliorate Debian is to make its internal processes more
>  fault-tolerant, which is the exact contrary of dropping an arch.

Exactly. Debian is doing well.


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