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Re: AMD 64 support

On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Jeremy Portzer wrote:

>> >We may even want a new fedora-amd64-devel fedora redhat com
>> >mailing list for the cause.  Actually it might be nice if a
>> >fedora-<arch>-devel mailing list were created for each
>> >architecture the Fedora community deems worthy.
>> Personally I'm on about 130 mailing lists.  I really don't need 
>> another one.  People are too quick to create new mailing lists 
>> nowadays unnecessarily.  All 3 existing fedora lists are for the 
>> most part identical off topic clones of each other, and a new 
>> list would probably just add a 4th clone list.  fedora-devel-list 
>> is the best place to have these discussions and hit everyone in 
>> one spot.  If the volume of per arch discussion really grows to 
>> the size that it warrants another mailing list then that is 
>> something to consider, but doing it prematurely is just 
>> personally an annoyance at least to me.  Others may feel 
>> differently of course.
>FWIW, there already is a list for AMD64 discussion, though it seems to
>get only a limited amount of traffic.
>This was created for the "GinGin64" technology preview, which was a sort
>of "alpha" prior to the Taroon beta for RHEL 3, but it could be used for
>generic RHL/Fedora discussion for AMD64.

amd64-list is a generic architecture list for the generalized 
discussion of AMD64 stuff, particularly pertaining to Red Hat 
products.  It's similar in nature to ia64-list (does anyone even 
post there anymore *grin*) and axp-list for Alpha for example.

Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat

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