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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-project <gentoo-project@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] call for agenda items -- council meeting 2017-09-10
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:55:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] call for agenda items -- council meeting 2017-09-10 by "Michał Górny"
1 On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
2 > W dniu pon, 04.09.2017 o godzinie 14∶19 -0400, użytkownik Rich Freeman
3 > napisał:
4 >
5 >> If marking the profile as dev causes some breakage for users, then
6 >> those users should seriously consider contributing to the arch team,
7 >> because they're probably the only people around who might potentially
8 >> do so. If not, they get to keep the pieces.
9 >
10 > ...or dumping Gentoo for a distribution that doesn't dump huge breakage
11 > on users in week's time. Guess which one is more likely to happen.
12 >
14 We can of course send out a news item in advance and warn of possible
15 issues if they stick with stable keywords. That is no effectively
16 different than just removing the stable keywords - either breaks if
17 the user takes no action.
19 However, if there is another distro out there with better hppa/sparc
20 support then it is actually a good thing if those users dump Gentoo
21 and switch to the other distro. These are extremely niche arches at
22 this point, so having 10 people on the planet on one distro is going
23 to work better than having them all on different distros.
25 However, you can't really expect the ubuntu experience if you're
26 running one of these architectures.
28 --
29 Rich