Am 13.07.2004 um 14:43 schrieb Josselin Mouette:
Seconded - AMD64 will get one of the most important arches in the near future.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 themost 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. Rationale: 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.
It would be a shame if sarge would be released without it. Alexander
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