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

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 12:02:07AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 08:12:13AM -0500, Stephen R Marenka wrote:

> > I think we do need to have a discussion about ports that don't build the 
> > full archive, but otherwise can make a stable release and get security 
> > support. Certainly m68k and likely arm users won't be running all the
> > latest bloatware and thus don't need to be building it (how long would
> > it take to load openoffice under kde on my m68k mac or even the fastest
> > ataris?). But drawing that line can be tricky because of dependencies. 
> > I don't think anyone who really cares about the issue has come up with a 
> > good way to frame the discussion or draw those lines yet.
> I agree that subsetting the archive seems like the most sensible solution
> for m68k, but all previous attempts have run aground on the interdependency
> problem.  Perhaps you could suggest a few guidelines you would like to see
> used, as a starting point for such a discussion?

I certainly have some ideas. Do we have any good tools for evaluating 
depends on such a scale? This is something I've only begun to look at so
I'm not familiar with the scope of the problem yet. 

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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