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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:
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.
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.

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.

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