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Re: Bit from the Release Team: Status of hppa



On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:34 PM, dann frazier <dannf@debian.org> wrote:
> [replying to debian-hppa]
>
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 09:22:22PM +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> As previously announced[1], hppa is no longer a release architecture for
>> Squeeze.
>>
>> What does this mean in practical terms?  As of the next britney run, the
>> architecture will be ignored for the purposes of testing migration -
>> packages which are otherwise ready (and unblocked) may migrate to
>> testing even if they have not built on hppa, or if they would create
>> installability problems in testing on hppa.
>>
>> Additionally, any bug which is specific to the hppa architecture is no
>> longer considered release-critical.
>>
>> The status of hppa in unstable is unchanged; it will continue to be
>> supported by the buildd network as now.  There will also continue to be
>> hppa packages in testing for now to allow the porters to explore
>> possible options for a separate release of Squeeze for hppa; as
>> mentioned above, these may not be in-sync with the other architectures
>> in some cases.
>
> Are there people interested in working on a squeeze-hppa release? If
> so, it would probably be good to formulate a plan sooner than
> later. fwiw, I'd be wililng to continue maintaining buildds for it.

What work is involved? Is there a todo list of things we can have
people sign up for?

Cheers,
Carlos.


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