Re: ports/powerpc/index.wml: squeeze release is not mentioned
David Prévot wrote:
> Why not instead use something that won't need further update on next
> releases, as:
> Debian PowerPC port was first officially released with Debian
> GNU/Linux 2.2 (`potato').
> Support for PowerPC is continued since and is currently
> available with Debian GNU/Linux <6.0 (`squeeze')>.
> where <6.0 (`squeeze')> would be automatically updated?
You need something more like "has been continued", so it would be just
about workable to say:
The Debian PowerPC port was first officially released with
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (`potato'). Support for PowerPC has been
continued since and is currently available with Debian
GNU/Linux <6.0 (`squeeze')>.
But talking about "support" for an architecture being "available with"
a release makes me vaguely uncomfortable. Also, the previous
paragraph starts with "The Debian PowerPC port began...", so it feels
repetitive. I'd prefer to just say something like:
It first became an official "release architecture" with Debian
GNU/Linux 2.2 (`potato') and has retained that status ever
since. See the release notes and installation manual for
The fewer cobweb-traps the better - see also the out-of-date
Potato/Woody references lower down the page.
You may have noticed that I find it hard to copyedit www.debian.org
pages without being filled with an urge to throw it all away and start
from scratch... this time preferably without a "ports" directory.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package