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Re: Requalification of Alpha for etch

On Sat, Oct 08, 2005 at 07:40:15PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> following hppa and ia64, I've started a wiki page to start collecting
> info for the Alpha requalification for etch:
> http://wiki.debian.org/alphaEtchReleaseRecertification

Thanks, Falk, for the effort.  I find it difficult to keep track of
everything going on there, and appreciate this "call to arms".

> AFAICS, all criteria but two are given:
> * More developers need to certify in that they're activly developing
>   on this architecture.

I've added myself to the wiki.  I do actively use Alpha.  Although I
rarely make uploads from it these days, I do test code there, and fix
arch-specific bugs when I can.  (Most recently, I've worked on Exim4
and Asterisk in that regard.)

It is still an important platform to me.

> * There needs to be another buildd. There have been numerous offers in
>   the past. I have no idea what to do to actually make it happen.

I saw on the wiki page a mention that HP sells new systems at insane
prices.  But the link didn't give pricing.  Do you know what new
systems sell for?

Though we probably don't need a new system.

If anybody has an Alpha, I would volunteer to install Debian on it and
get it in working condition, and then ship it off to wherever it would
be hosted.

Do you know what the holdup is?

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