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Re: m68k not a release arch for etch; status in testing, future plans?

> It's with some regret that I have to confirm that m68k is not going to be a
> release architecture for etch.  I don't expect that this comes as any great

Well, I actually expected this to happen a lot sooner. When did we first
discuss the new release criteria? Back then, I thought being mostly
ignored for bug reports would kill the port dead within half a year.
Thanks for proving my point, albeit belatedly so.

Kudos for working so hard on gcc and difficult build problems to Roman
Zippel - we'd have been in much worse shape otherwise. Kudos to all the
other buildd admins and port hackers as well.

Future plans? Well, given the sorry state of affairs _overall_ over the
last year (that's talking about ix86 or powerpc, not m68k) or so, I say
I'll advocate everybody here in the lab to move on. Ubuntu looked good for
a while at least. Debian has apparently grown too brittle now.

Let's look at the bright side - we won't have to bother with building for
testing anymore, and may skip stable-security soon. Spare cycles for
unstable, and a spare machine for kernel hacking.


P.S.: Many Thanks to Frans for his oh-so-quick obit. !

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