Debian proposes dropping most architectures
Posted Mar 14, 2005 22:43 UTC (Mon) by dlang
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Parent article: Debian proposes dropping most architectures
avoiding the coordinated release problem is a good idea if it helps get things out on a reasonable schedule.
however the criteria for becoming a 'top-tier' arch is unreasonably narrow (10% of downloads will be hard for anything to hit, given how much of the downloads x86 is going to be for example)
also this seems to say that second class citizens will never have an official release, only a snapshot (and that on some undefined schedule). this is about as bad as never having a release at all.
it would be far better to have the SCC's not be release showstoppers for the primary arch's. but have the goal that within X months of a stable release on the primary arch's the SCC's will be released (hopefully with the same set of packages, just including fixes that are needed to make them work on that arch, with those fixes propogating to the main tree so that the primaries will get package updates as needed)
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