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Re: Upcoming changes to supported architectures

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 05:51:00AM +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:

> > Is this a unanimous decision of the ftp team?  You say that discussions were
> > had at DebConf 8, but not all of the ftp team (or even all of the ftp
> > masters) are present there...
> I know that not all of us have been here. Where is the point?
> JFTR, this was passed via an m68k porter, release people, other ftp
> people, dpl and a dsa...

Well, "passed via an m68k porter" doesn't mean that m68k as a port is happy
about being dropped out of Debian. It's more like dealing with something
sanely that's inevitable since Vancouver.

> >> If you disagree - please provide sane alternative suggestions.
> > In the absence of an explanation why this change is needed, I suggest "don't
> > change what's not broken" as a sane alternative.
> The fact that we currently have *no* guidelines at all is broken, so we fix it.

It would be nice, though, to have a written guideline now as well how to get
back in. I got the impression that there's currently just an idea how to
drop those archs in questions, but not how to help or make it easier for
them to get back in again. 

> Now, we get complaints if decisions are made on a case by case basis. We
> get complaints if we provide guidelines that are easy and clear. What do
> people want?

People always complain about those who have the power. It's just natural. ;)

Anyway, I hope that ftp-masters will support the m68k port in either
direction that will be made by the m68k porter meeting in Kiel in two

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