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Re: hppa release status

Hi T-Bone et al,
	Hello from a non-programmer hppa user. I obtained a C3700 a couple of years 
ago because it is the kind of reliable and robust hardware that you could 
drive a truck over :-).  I can't help much with the sort of things that have 
been discussed on this list recently. I am glad however, to see people 
working through the problems involved. I can't help with the code-cutting but 
I do have a spare hard drive and caddy for experimental installs. How can a 
non-programmer help? For now I'll go back to finding out what killed my KDE 
after a power outage.

Cheers, Geoff.

On Wednesday 18 June 2008 01:03, Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> On 6/17/2008, "Bernhard R. Link" <brlink@debian.org> wrote:
> >* 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:
> [snip]
> It is quite obvious that hppa has some requirements wrt quality that are
> (imho) a good thing, and thus a good thing to have around in Debian, for
> all the reasons you pointed out.
> Yet that doesn't change anything to the fact that the port is nowadays
> clearly lacking manpower. The very few people actually doing work on the
> port have unfortunately less and less time on their hands (I for one can
> just keep up with my own chores, not much more), and we have no "fresh
> blood" coming in to contribute. *That* is a problem...
> Put another way, if there's just a handful of people using debian hppa
> and they can live with a sid-only (or second class citizen)
> distribution, then there's no point in putting in the effort to do
> stable release. It's saddening, but that's how things work.
> So, if anyone's reading this and feels like giving a hand, please step
> up!
> T-Bone

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