Re: Call for a new DPL mediation ... This will be the only thread i will reply to in the next time about this issue.
Frans Pop wrote:
That is where I have a spot of confusion. No one seems to deny the fact
that Sven plays a critical role in producing the PPC port of the
installer. It frames his antics in a different light if his
contributions have been minimal. If he does very little for the project
and makes this much noise then I can see why his elimination is sensible
and even beneficial.
Bah. That is a gross overexaggeration. No arch has been killed in d-i.
d-i is, and will remain, perfectly capable of installing powerpc.
As I've said before, there may be a temporary reduction in support
(specifically for the lesser used subarchitectures), but there is
absolutely no basis for claiming that powerpc support is being killed.
I suppose it comes down to what a "temporary reduction in support" looks
like. Ideally this staffing change should produce improved performance.
Could you outline the improvements you expect to achieve through Sven's
elimination and the timeframe they might arrive in? Do you have some
specific people in mind who have committed to make #d-i a more
productive group if Sven's presence is eliminated?
I don't mean to play 20 questions, I've just gotten curious.