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[OT] Ubuntu and powerpc (was Re: linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6_1.24_powerpc.changes REJECTED)

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 08:00:45AM +0100, Michael Schmitz wrote:
>> (contemplating to switch to ubuntu finally, as the Debian development
>> process now appears to be broken by design at least as it relates to
>> powerpc)
> Oh, ubuntu is not better, Well, Colin Watson is handling the port, which is
> fine, but they also left bug reports from me molder in their awful BTS for
> months, and they where finally never applied. And they asked for hardware
> donation and possibly some monetary incetive (not sure about this one though),
> in order to get the pegasos supported, even though we made all the work.

They seem to be considering dropping powerpc anyway.


> According to the PowerPC review spec, only 0.8% of downloads from
> archive.ubuntu.com are for the PowerPC architecture as of November
> 2006, down from 1.95% in July 2005.
> Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth and Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman each
> indicated that dropping official support for Ubuntu's desktop
> install on PowerPC was on the table. While demand for PowerPC is
> declining, the work required to keep the port current remains
> steady.
> Lack of official support doesn't mean that PowerPC support would go
> out the window entirely. If demand for PowerPC server installs
> remains steady, it could be maintained as an unofficial port and
> moved to ports.ubuntu.com.

Paul Collins
Wellington, New Zealand

Dag vijandelijk luchtschip de huismeester is dood

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