Re: Upcoming 2.1 Release Architectures
- To: Stephen Zander <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Brian White <email@example.com>
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Debian Developers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Upcoming 2.1 Release Architectures
- From: Christian Meder <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 00:14:33 +0200
- Message-id: <19981015001433.A2940@isr.uni-stuttgart.de>
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; from Stephen Zander on Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 10:05:25AM -0700
- References: <3624B217.C04DB5@verisim.com> <email@example.com>
On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 10:05:25AM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >>>>> "Brian" == Brian White <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Brian> Could I get some official word on which architectures wish
> Brian> to be included in the 2.1 release of Debian? Thanks!
> I don't think sparc is ready to go, though Johnnie or Eric may see it
I'm neither Johnnie nor Eric but I think the basic tools on sparc are
stabilizing (compiler, glibc2.1, kernel). I don't think Sparc is ready
for a full blown quality release like i386.
Does it make sense to go for a stabilized developer snapshot, i.e.
a Sparc port which has base, required, standard and parts of the
optional packages (sources based on the slink dist of i386) ?
Kind of a official _development_ release with a big disclaimer about
the development character of the port. Powerpc probably would be a
second candidate for such a release.
2 reasons in favour:
* we ease the work of the CD producers to provide a _reasonable_
(installable) snapshot of the ports
* if there's a stabilized snapshot newbies will get (hopefully) a
softer introduction in the wonders of the Linux-Sparc/Powerpc/Arm/... world
Christian Meder, email: email@example.com
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I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows,
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
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