A modest proposal from Debian's Release Team
Posted Mar 17, 2005 20:29 UTC (Thu) by madscientist
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> Removing architectures with a very active porters team won't happen.
Right, it won't. But that doesn't mean the proposal is not reasonable.
The proposal doesn't limit the number of architectures in a release to any specific number, or list any specific set. If an architecture has enough of an active developer base to meet the criteria, it will be released. I don't think publishing a fair and equitable set of requirements that needs to be met before an architecture becomes "tier 1" is a bad thing: it's a GOOD thing.
Obviously some work needs to be done on the exact criteria to make sure they are fair and equitable (I agree with LWN that the "available for purchase new" one is a bit off; if there are buildd servers that work properly 24/7, as described in other requirements, then who cares if you have to go to Ebay to buy the parts? When you can't get parts anymore, the architecture will definitely start failing to meet one or more of the other criteria anyway.)
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