Hi, As the jessie release approaches, the ftp-team have been reviewing the status of the architectures in unstable. Neither sparc nor hurd-i386 are going to release with jessie and we are therefore looking at their future in unstable. SPARC ===== https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=745938 Given the current lack of proper kernel support and the lack of upstream toolchain support, we intend to remove sparc *at the latest*, three months after the release of jessie. This could be avoided if there is a team of Debian Developers putting in a serious effort to revive this port, thus the 3 months timeframe. If this happens, please keep track in an easy reviewable way, so we can recheck it before actual removal (for example list of closed bugs, uploads, upstream patch work, ...). It is noted that the sparc64 port is likely to be a more suitable basis for any future SPARC work but that nobody has approached us about inclusion. hurd-i386 ========= Well before wheezy was released, we talked with the HURD porters, and they agreed to re-check their archive status just after the wheezy release. The plan was to move the HURD port off ftp-master if it wasn't included as a technology preview or full release arch. HURD wasn't a part of Wheezy, and it's highly unlikely it will be in Jessie. We'll be removing HURD, as discussed, from the ftp-master archive after the Jessie release.  https://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2013/05/msg00018.html -- bye, Joerg Throw them away? Are you mad woman? You never know when an old calendar may come in handy. Sure it’s not 1985 now, but who knows what tomorrow might bring?
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