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Re: hppa release status

* Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca> [080616 21:09]:
> Holding up Debian because of a minority of people with a small amount
> of time to work on things doesn't seem entirely fair.

I do not think this is an fair assesment. Take some examples:

This one is one severe data corruption in ghostscript. It caused crashes
on sparc and hppa on total unrelated places than where the fault is
because hppa and sparc do not like unaligned access. I deem it highly
likely that some other of our architectures got the same data corruption
but just noone noticed. Making such hard-to-catch bugs reproducible and
easy to catch is a service to all other architectures.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-hppa/2008/06/msg00013.html and thread
Here the problem is that qt has generic routines that do not even compile.

This is just some other little bug in qt. Why is it hppa's fault that
qt people never seems to have heared about alignment? That might just as
well hit other architectures, too, in the future.

(Qt often has problems like that, I think your "because of a minority of
people with a small amount of time to work on things" seems to perfectly
fit on qt maintainers, at least in comparison to the bugs and low
quality of source qt has...)

	Bernhard R. Link

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