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Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64

Am 13.07.2004 um 14:43 schrieb Josselin Mouette:

The Debian project,

based on its Social Contract stating that its priorities are its users
and free software,

recognizing that the AMD64-based architectures are likely to become the
most widespread on personal computers and workstations in a near future,

and acknowledging that its users want to take advantage of all this
architecture's features,

hereby resolves:

1. that the next Debian GNU/Linux release, codenamed "sarge", will
   include the "amd64" architecture, based on the work currently hosted
   at http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/ ;
2. that non-compliance of that "amd64" distribution with the Linux
   Standard Base specification for IA32 will not be considered a
   release-critical bug;
3. that we will include it immediately in the "sid" distribution and
   auto-building infrastructure, and take all appropriate steps so
   that inclusion won't delay the release of "sarge" any further.


With our current release timeframe, AMD64 is likely to become the most
sold architecture for personal computers way before the release that
will follow sarge. If we don't release sarge with AMD64 support, our
users will be very disappointed. The popularity of the debian-amd64
project just shows what they are waiting for.

Furthermore, the AMD64 architecture is mostly ready. It now builds just
as many packages as our other release architectures, and it has a
working installer.

The only valid reasons for not including it are lack of LSB compliance
(which can still be easily achieved with a i386 chroot) and mirror space
(which will be saved using partial mirroring). Another reason seems to
be the lack of cooperation of some developers. This resolution intends
to make everyone cooperate in this direction. Of course, the author of
this resolution would welcome if the people responsible would just do
it, thereby making this resolution superfluous.

I'm looking for seconds for this proposal, and I hope this can be
discussed quickly so that it doesn't delay the release for too long.

Seconded - AMD64 will get one of the most important arches in the near future.
It would be a shame if sarge would be released without it.


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