Debian to drop most architectures
Posted Mar 15, 2005 4:17 UTC (Tue) by yodermk
In reply to: Debian to drop most architectures
Parent article: Debian proposes dropping most architectures
I guess the difference between Gentoo and Debian is that Gentoo is not "held up" for years while waiting for something to get fixed on an obscure architecture. The "stability flag" of each package (stable, testing, unstable) is separate for each architecture supported by Gentoo. So a package can be stable on x86 and testing on AMD64, or testing on x86 and unstable on IA64.
When a package is deemed "ready" for any given arch, it is moved to stable for that arch. As long as Gentoo has maintainers for any given architecture, especially if they're not likely to want to maintain more popular archs, it should be retained.
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