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Re: Roll call for porters of architectures in sid and testing


Although I'm not a DD/DM, I currently do the majority of the Debian unstable package builds for parisc. As noted by Helge, these are available at www.parisc-linux.org . While not fully complete, the archive contains several thousand packages that are constantly
being updated.  We are close to restarting a parisc buildd...

I perform a small amount of porting (e.g., webkitgtk, qt4-x11, ...) and bug reporting. This has reduced the number of packages which need changes to build on parisc.

I'm also a parisc GCC and binutils maintainer. In the past year or so, I spent a significant amount of time working on parisc cache related issues in the linux kernel.

I support this activity with three parisc servers and one workstation.

In my spare time, I do embedded software and electronic design.

John David (Dave) Anglin

On 5-Sep-13, at 5:21 PM, Helge Deller wrote:

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I am not currently a porter but I would like to be one for the
architecture parisc/hppa.

I currently have lots of parisc hardware (5 workstations and 4 servers),
all currently running debian unstable from our own debian repository
at www.parisc-linux.org.

My involvement for debian-parisc so far:
- - I was one of the initiators of parisc-linux port back in 1999.
- - I have continuous worked on the ports since then.
- - I'm currently one of the two official linux kernel maintainers for
 the parisc port at kernel.org.
- - I've fixed quite some debian bugs reported for parisc in the past,
including locking functions in gcc, KDE fixes, udev fixes and many more. - - I do have a strong linux developer background (C/C++, Assembler) and
 was formerly a developer at a major linux distributor.
- - I'm maintaining the parisc-linux website and wikis.

I am not a DD/DM but would like to become one.

At last, I would be happy if parisc could become again a supported
platform in the debian-ports repositories for the lifetime of Jessie.

parisc was dropped with debian squeeze, because there were quite some
stability issues with the Linux kernel at that time. Currently,
upstream kernel 3.10 (stable) and kernel 3.11 do work reliable on all
major machines.

-- Helge Deller

On 09/01/2013 09:33 AM, Niels Thykier wrote:

As we announced in [LAST-BITS], we would like to get a better idea of
that status of the ports, to make an informed decision about which
port can be released with jessie. One of the steps is to get an
overview of which of the porters are (still) active for each
port. Once the results from the role-call are in, we will request
other information about the status of the ports. In the meantime, feel free to update and collect info about the ports in the Debian wiki[WIKI].

If you are (or intend to become) an active porter for the lifetime of
jessie, then please send a signed email explaining your involvement in
the port to the Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org> before
1st of October 2013. Please explain the level of your involvement in
the port.

Feel free to use the following template as your reply:


 I am an active porter for the following architectures and I intend
 to continue this for the lifetime of the jessie release:

 For <ARCH>, I
 - test (most|all) packages on this architecture
 - fix toolchain issues
 - triage arch-specific bugs
 - fix arch-related bugs
 - maintain buildds
 - ...

 <I am a DD|I am a DM|I am not a DD/DM>


Niels, on behalf of the release team

[LAST-BITS] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/08/msg00006.html

[WIKI] https://wiki.debian.org/ArchiveQualification/Jessie

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