Re: Questian about Architecture
"J. Scott Edwards" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I agree that one shouldn't restrict the sources. But I am curious how one
> tests on various platforms. All of my machines are x86 and PowerPC (and
> it's dead at the moment). Then of course I could use the compile farm at
If you are a DD, then you have access to various machine, of different
arch and then you could try on them.
> Do maintainers usually test on various platforms?
Well, I don't know (I maintain only one package, and it is a
Binary-all package), but I believe most don't. They wait for the build
farm and user of unstable for reporting bug.
Of course, there is a problem : some arch have fewer tester than
other, and then your package might not have been tested on those arch
before Debian is out.