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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Council discuss: overlapping council terms of two years
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 15:42:59
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Council discuss: overlapping council terms of two years by Matt Turner
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On 08/06/2011 04:33 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o> > wrote: >> I never said to completely drop these arches. When did I say that? >> I just want a more realistic approach on how well an arch is >> supported. Why you people are afraid to admit that we have >> problems? Having an arch with constantly >200 stabilization bugs >> open clearly proves that the manpower cannot handle the situation. > > I think it's important to put some numbers on this. > > x86 80 2 13 amd64 40 1 7
This is just hilarious :) The numbers of developers are not even close to reality
> > The only architecture that is seriously backlogged in ppc, which is > probably due to the fact that we used to have lots of users. Just a > couple of weeks ago, ppc64 was in the same situation, until > xarthisius
What if xarthisius, armin76, me and jer take 3 months off? What an evil scenario :). The problem is when an architecture relies on a *single* (or max 2) developers. You can't possibly claim that this architecture is supported. You have a single/double point of failure. They can easily retire someday or even lose their motivation. And then what? It would be far too late to act - -- Regards, Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.18 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJOPWDWAAoJEPqDWhW0r/LC8lAQAKuPWQTojC05AizTmzTDgCcw yzujlA1JxWCa3PW4CE67oGbXknNc66xMcZHk3WUBDbvYM3qcy5pZv6dcWkR6slZJ s4ngXQysfAl8BJWN23uMRLO3qRMvL3h+gYzTBjPzwf+m2bVbFzkxGmMcDUNrDyeH A6aTlUfCQ4Wsw+7D2AXJ/AG8S9i426z9n4gDvdzDUTOpMkQVvv+uOrC2Zjzl5u7h qQX1LjyC8pxnqthOpjO92drxqYX2fS0O115MF2DeMzPHaIKVJLw2KnIvTF04T17N NpSnmP0d31RxLNKE2jOQsVXYwRfUlmH9BoENU59XrXNYtVHvJtIPpIQ0ULytuEfn e/cJi+ikpkzjLEeUFilBmM/sjv/HBm/zjCKKtQsKhXtSYeSbxBhRQix77rXsKFgn +Kb6GfhSluAJuHyFlJEco6fV8nn5RG5R+vvGRp+9lDF0RdAB830ccOjaATNtstsm 6dNkmzNyoiKedw950lF+pxEwiEe/Ajvd0kUYg5A4pSlR5GxqWAJcBGir8E5pvhib dcBl9THqROtnqxckO/r6kA1W4Lsg/tMw0VDMfNGPKtt+260XKeS/UeP0xmHOCy4k chKoIm6dPBGKMO9+Fc08Tw3nUIWKdFWgbR1ONrnZrP1uXCrIS9wlc5htSIlBnQ+A EykoIhygaJSpBamonWQ+ =Z56b -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----