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On 08/06/2011 01:47 PM, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 06-08-2011 12:59:17 +0100, Markos Chandras wrote:
>>>>> This should be the arch more developers use daily and is
>>>>> likely the one with more members (herd count). Also, one
>>>>> should remember the time it takes to compile, test or debug
>>>>> an issue in a recent amd64 system or an old / slow box with
>>>>> an "exotic arch" varies substantially. Not to mention that
>>>>> the amount of testing done on "exotic arches" varies
>>>>> substantially between projects.
>>>> I am aware of the problems and this is way I want a solution.
>>> And what solution do you have in mind (in your Council role)?
>> Drop stable keywords for certain arches and/or remove their
>> keywords from X packages. The idea is to keep only a single and
>> smaller portage tree which would be much more easier to manage.
>> Pretty much the same situation as MIPS. It worked pretty well on
>> MIPS, so it will work on these arches too
> As Jorge already pointed out, what you consider to be a solution
> here, others don't. And that is also the reason why the Council is,
> what you perceive as, slow.
I am talking as a developer not as a council member. I am not sure who
others are since it is only you,me and Jorge that participate in this
thread. However, I accept that the majority of devs may be happy (I
always take silence as a way to say "blah blah blah > /dev/null) to keep
around ebuild versions from 2010 until exotic-arch-#14 stabilizes it.
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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