On Mon, 06 Aug 2007 12:23:27 -0400 Tom Lane <tgl redhat com> wrote: > Up to now, Fedora Core was known to be reasonably portable because the > same engineer handling any Core package had to also build it for RHEL, > but with the disappearance of the distinction between Core and Extras > that's not much comfort anymore. My point is basically that I want to > see Extras trying to achieve the portability Core had, not allow Core > to slide down to the non-portability Extras had. Yes, it's "easy" to care about other arches when you're paid to do so. But we have this goal that we want Fedora to be accessible and worked on by more than just Red Hat engineering. And the sad reality of today is that x86 is the prevalent arch and that's the lions share of volunteers we're going to get. Forcing them to care about whatever arches Red Hat deems is necessary for their business strategy will likely cut our volunteers by quite a bit and send them somewhere else that doesn't force them to cater to $BigCorp business concerns. We could go back to Fedora being a purely Red Hat thing with only Red Hat employees paid to work on it and then we'd be sure that everybody would "care" about those non-x86 arches, but then where would that leave the distribution? -- Jesse Keating Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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