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Re: Debian GNU/(k)NetBSD and sparc32 hardware?

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 12:22:04AM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> > Call me a chicken, but I still think it will be less work to just fix the
> > issues in the kernel and use the existing stuff instead.
> That's the whole issue.  I am under the impression (perhaps wrongfully)
> that Linux development is moving at a high pace, not considering support
> of "legacy" hardware as a high priority.  For instance, the first 2.6
> releases introduced significant regressions wrt. SPARC32 support
> compared to 2.4.  Only now is 2.6 starting to catch up with 2.4, thanks
> to the work of a few people.

That's wrong. The Linux kernel development works the same way as Debian.
If some persons are working on a port, it is supported. If not it is not
supported. It does not depend on the fact the hardware is old or not.

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