Secondary Architecture Status?
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Sat May 9 23:20:02 UTC 2009
On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 13:24 -0400, Jon Stanley wrote:
> FESCo conducted a brief discussion of moving PowerPC to a secondary
> architecture for Fedora 12. The general consensus is that since
> Fedora 12 development cycle has already begun, it is not appropriate
> for Fedora 12. However, for Fedora 13, FESCo is in favor of the idea.
> NB: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL VOTE OR POSISTION, THAT WILL COME NEXT
It was originally decreed by the Board that we wouldn't drop PowerPC
from being a primary architecture until some other architecture has
actually shown that the infrastructure for secondary architectures is
We still don't have any secondary architectures gearing up to ship
Fedora 11 -- it would be really interesting to know why that is.
What technical barriers are still there -- why don't we have a release
I think that at this point it's acceptable to leave the fate of the port
to the people who most care about it -- but if there are infrastructure
or other problems which would block a release _regardless_ of how hard
the port maintainers work, that's less reasonable.
So a report from our existing secondary architecture teams on why they
haven't managed to release yet would be useful input to next week's
David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse at intel.com Intel Corporation
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