In case it isn't clear, the number of users of the architecture is not part of the qualification, it is the amount of maintenance pressure involved. Package maintainers have to put more effort into ensuring builds succeed for release architectures, which detracts from other work that needs to be done. Not being a release architecture is perfectly fine.
And just to bring the topic full circle now, ppc is a release architecture, nobody is suggesting its removal afaict.
I run all sorts of PowerPC machines with various versions of Debian and I don't see that coming to end anytime soon. These are excellent and reliable machines. Biggest issues/hurdles are just graphics at the moment for both ATI/AMD and Nvidia cards, but even if that is never resolved/fixed or performance dwindles to nothing, I will continue to use these machines in text/console only mode if I have to. Please do not drop this architecture!BrockOn Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 3:24 AM, Riccardo Mottola <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Hi,
Dan DeVoto wrote:
In addition to the debian powerpc mailing list, powerpc users are active on the Ubuntu forums. I'm running Debian Sid on a Powerbook and everything works except 3D acceleration. I don't see a need to drop it.
I hope that my iBook G3 will serve me for years to come! Low power consumption fanless with a SSD disk make superquiet and quite nice!