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Re: problem with page /ports/powerpc/


El 01/11/17 a las 10:57, Jonathan Dowland escribió:
> I think the powerpc ports page needs some reworking for clarity. It
> currently states
>    "It first became an official release architecture with Debian
>    GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato) and has retained that status ever since."
> However the "PowerPC" architecture, which was the one introduced in 2.2,
> was dropped after Jessie, so the last supported version is Debian 8.9.
> The page goes on to link to some release notes[1] which reinforce this
>    "Debian 9 regrettably removes support for the following architecture:
>    PowerPC (powerpc)"
> Part of the confusion is the conflation of "powerpc" and "ppc64el",
> which are the relevant architecture code-names. The page does have a
> sub-heading for ppc64el specifically, but the structure implies that the
> first section ("Debian for PowerPC") is relevant to both.
> This may seem nit-picky but I was genuinely confused when trying to find
> out what the latest version supported for my 32 bit Power PC.
> P.S.: I'd make a suggested fix myself if the web sources were wiki pages
> or in git instead of CVS, but I don't have the time to deal with CVS
> right now, sorry.
> [1]
> https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#idm45867730651312

I'm attaching a diff to the /ports/powerpc/index.wml page that hopefully
helps to clarify. CC'ing the debian-powerpc mailing list for the case
they have comments, or they prefer to do themselves a complete rewrite
of the page ;-)

If there are no objections, I'll commit these changes in a week or so.

Best regards
Laura Arjona Reina
Index: index.wml
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/powerpc/index.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.84
diff -u -r1.84 index.wml
--- index.wml	5 Jun 2015 20:32:45 -0000	1.84
+++ index.wml	3 Nov 2017 08:07:21 -0000
@@ -40,19 +40,28 @@
  from <a href="history">the history page</a>.
+<toc-add-entry name="powerpc">Debian on 32-bit PowerPC (powerpc)</toc-add-entry>
 It first became an official <q>release architecture</q> with Debian
-GNU/Linux 2.2 (<q>potato</q>) and has retained that status ever since.
-See the <a href="$(HOME)/releases/stable/powerpc/release-notes/">\
-release note</a> and <a href="$(HOME)/releases/stable/powerpc/">\
+GNU/Linux 2.2 (<q>potato</q>) and had retained that status until the publication
+of Debian 9 (<q>stretch</q>). The last supported release for 32-bit PowerPC is Debian 8 (<q>jessie</q>).
+See the <a href="$(HOME)/releases/jessie/powerpc/release-notes/">\
+release note</a> and <a href="$(HOME)/releases/jessie/powerpc/">\
 installation manual</a> for further information.
 <toc-add-entry name="ppc64el">Debian on 64-bit Little Endian PowerPC (ppc64el)</toc-add-entry>
-Starting on the release of Debian 8.0 (Jessie), ppc64el is an officially
+Starting on the release of Debian 8 (<q>jessie</q>), ppc64el is an officially
 supported architecture on Debian.
+See the <a href="$(HOME)/releases/stable/ppc64el/release-notes/">\
+release note</a> and <a href="$(HOME)/releases/stable/ppc64el/">\
+installation manual</a>.
 Here you can find information about the
 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ppc64";>64-bit PowerPC</a>

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