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.
[Tags: debian, linux]