Re: A suggestion
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Charles Plessy
> 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.