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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
Subject: Re: Dropping ia64-linux - anyone care?
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:38:13 -0600
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Burcin Erocal <burcin@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:29:00 -0600
> Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o> wrote:
>
>> Fabian and I discussed dropping ia64-linux support. Time to face
>> reality, we don't use it and we don't test it... Does anyone out there
>> care about ia64-linux?
>
> I do. :)
>
> There are still many scientific users who have itanium boxes left
> around. Even if they are migrating away from them, I'm sure these are
> still used if possible.
>
> I haven't tried prefix on an ia64 box yet. We have one with gentoo on
> it already. I can use that if you need someone to test stuff.

So, the ML is not an extremely popular place to ask such a question
with only ~210 people subscribed but I can only assume that it is a
good subset of people that rely on Gentoo Prefix for $important
reasons (business, personal, etc). With that, there was one response
and you haven't even used it yet, Burcin.

Therefore, I propose to drop the keyword(s) and leave the profiles for
now. Similar to what I did for arm-linux. That way, when you get
around to trying ia64-linux, you have most of the guts and just need
to modify ACCEPT_KEYWORDS, etc.

Sounds like a fair compromise to me that sets proper expectations for
future Gentoo Prefix users.
-Jeremy


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