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Re: Usage of real m68k hardware

On 03/28/2018 03:38 PM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> I conclude that the Debian project is running no real m68k hardware any
> more (please correct me if I'm wrong) and we are possibly doing a
> service for some users who potentially also run qemu (wild guess of
> mine).  I'm wondering when it might be time to fully drop a hardware
> port instead of draining developer time for ethernity.

If that happens, I leave the Debian project for good. The answer is no!

> I'm personally drawng the decision that I will tag any bug that concerns
> scientific software (which is my main focus) and that bug is on m68k
> only as wontfix and will set severity to minor.  I'm sorry but my focus
> is on real use cases and stumbling upon bugs in BTS which are not
> helping any real user is just draining time.

To be honest, lots of that scientific code has questionable quality
and I have seen lots of packages from the Debian Science team with
hard-coded compiler options and other non-sense. So, to be honest,
I could send the same statement into your direction: Those science
packages should be kicked out due to their low quality.

As for the m68k port: There is a large user base around the Amiga
and Atari groups and it would therefore be not acceptable to remove
something that people use.


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