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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.
Gentoo on a different level