Re: Dropping mips architecture for bullseye and sid
On 20.08.19 15:17, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Dear release team,
> On 2019-07-20 12:46, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> The mips architecture, supporting 32-bit big-endian MIPS CPUs, has
>> been supported in Debian for more than 15 years. Due to the limited 2GB
>> virtual address space and due to the fact this architecture is one of
>> the last big-endian architecture Debian supports, the porting effort
>> is increasingly difficult. On the other hand the interest for this
>> architecture is going down, and with it the human resources available
>> for porting is going down.
>> Now that buster has been released, it is probably time to drop this
>> architecture from bullseye and sid. Unless there is a sudden interest
>> for this architecture, that is commitment from some new porters and new
>> hardware for the build daemons, the plan is to ask for the ftpmasters
>> to drop this architecture in about 4 weeks.
> This has now been one month, and nobody volunteered to help. Therefore
> it's time to drop the "mips" architecture. From what I understood the
> first step of the removal is to get rid of it in testing. Could you
> please take care of that?
> Once it's done, I'll forward the request to ftpmasters.
what's the plan for mips, keep it in ports, or remove it completely?
what's the plan with mipsel?