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Bug#960835: Debian Jessie site lists only 4 archs as supported


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> X-Debbugs-CC: ben@decadent.org.uk
> Debians Jessie release page lists only 4 archs (i386, amd64, armel and armhf) as 
> supported archs. These are the LTS-supported archs.
> This is inconsistent with the other release pages. They globally list all archs, 
> which have been supported in the initial release (aka Debian 8.0 in this case).
> This situation was introduced with the last point release 8.11.1 in commit
> https://salsa.debian.org/webmaster-team/webwml/-/commit/0a388832cb4a7e9dfe1265fa04d1c441e9730e23
> (Ben as committer in x-debbugs-cc).
> To keep the webpage consistent, there is needed another concept to show the 
> current state of archs (4 archs still supported via LTS, the other ones no
> longer supported).

I have prepared a patch, to deal with this.

It adds a sentence to the "Jessie benefits from LTS" paragraph, to note that
only the four LTS archs are still supported in Jessie, but all the others not.

Change "The following computer architectures are supported in this release"
into a variant without any sort of timing ("are suppported" as in "*are*NOW*
supported"), like "Computer architectures supported in this release".
That should be generic enough, to be understood as "are now supported" during
the lifetime of <releasename>, but also as "were supported those days when
Jessie was released".

With that patch applied, the original list of archs could be reinstated.
(BTW: having the full list of archs there would be consistent with the
debian-installer pages, which still lists all archs NOW.)

diff --git a/english/releases/jessie/index.wml b/english/releases/jessie/index.wml
index 5551b2b678b..d959ae46868 100644
--- a/english/releases/jessie/index.wml
+++ b/english/releases/jessie/index.wml
@@ -11,33 +11,34 @@ released <a href="$(HOME)/News/<current_release_newsurl_jessie/>"><current_relea
 The release included many major
 changes, described in
 our <a href="$(HOME)/News/2015/20150426">press release</a> and
 the <a href="releasenotes">Release Notes</a>.</p>
 <p><strong>Debian 8 has been superseded by
 <a href="../stretch/">Debian 9 (<q>stretch</q>)</a>.
 Regular security support updates have been discontinued as of <:=spokendate('2018-06-17'):>.
-<p><strong>Jessie also benefits from Long Term Support (LTS) until
+<p><strong>However, Jessie benefits from Long Term Support (LTS) until
 the end of June 2020. The LTS is limited to i386, amd64, armel and armhf.
+All other architectures listed below are no longer supported in Jessie.
 For more information, please refer to the <a
 href="https://wiki.debian.org/LTS";>LTS section of the Debian Wiki</a>.
 <p>To obtain and install Debian, see
 the <a href="debian-installer/">installation information</a> page and the
 <a href="installmanual">Installation Guide</a>. To upgrade from an older
 Debian release, see the instructions in the
 <a href="releasenotes">Release Notes</a>.</p>
-<p>The following computer architectures are supported in this release:</p>
+<p>Computer architectures supported in this release:</p>
 foreach $arch (@arches) {
 	print "<li><a href=\"$(HOME)/ports/$arch/\">$arches{$arch}</a>\n";
 <p>Contrary to our wishes, there may be some problems that exist in the

Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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