For your consideration: Secondary Architectures in Fedora

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed May 30 14:32:15 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 30 May 2007 10:18:55 David Woodhouse wrote:
> I see no reason to believe that it _would_ "hinder the progress of
> Fedora on the primary arches". We've seen very little evidence of that
> so far. As I said, I think you're 'solving' a problem that doesn't
> exist.

I just simply don't agree with you.  I've _seen_ it hinder the ability to get 
a release out, or a package update out.  I've _seen_ packages sit unbuildable 
for hours if not days until the one person with arch specific knowledge can 
look into whats going on.  Every new package will have to be 'bootstrapped' 
into an arch.  I can't expect new Fedora contributors to be completely 
stalled on getting software into Fedora, into the hands of millions of users 
simply because the software doesn't build for some obscure arch that somebody 
is working on getting going for Fedora, that has at most a couple hundred 

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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