Debian proposes dropping most architectures
Posted Mar 15, 2005 14:51 UTC (Tue) by djpig
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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)
Note that this criteria is only about mirroring location not about releases.
The plan was to release about four arches but only distribute the most needed ones over ftp.debian.org so that mirrors can easier decide to only distribute them. Other release architectures (like PPC) should then be distributed over scc.debian.org (or whatever name would be choosen) which most of the big mirrors will distribute anyway. This should make the live easier for mirrors that don't have the discspace and bandwith for the current archive (>100 GB discspace and 1-2.5 GB daily pulse)
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