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[20050314] Debian cutting down on supported platforms
It seems that Debian intends to cut down on the number of supported platforms, from 11 to 4 (i386, powerpc, ia64 and amd64), where supported platforms must fulfil criteria like ``the port must demonstrate that they have at least 50 users''. I guess that would rule out several ports of NetBSD, where not even 50 _machines_ of that kind exist. ;)

Then again, the important difference in the whole story between NetBSD and Debian is that Debian is very strongly based on precompiled binary packages (for all platforms!), while NetBSD puts equal emphasis on precompiled binary pkgs and building from src via pkgsrc, taking NetBSD out of the responsibility to build all these binary pkgs. Sort of.

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[20041210] Installation von WLan-Karten mit Atheros-Chipsatz unter Debian Linux und NetBSD
I helped writing this article some time ago, but I think I never mentioned it here, and as people occasionally ask about Atheros cards in NetBSD, this may be of interest. Beware, german language!

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