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Re: future for FBSD on alpha
- To: Anton Shterenlikht <mexas_(_at_)_bristol_(_dot_)_ac_(_dot_)_uk>
- Subject: Re: future for FBSD on alpha
- From: Wilko Bulte <wb_(_at_)_freebie_(_dot_)_xs4all_(_dot_)_nl>
- Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 17:50:43 +0200
- Cc: freebsd-alpha_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
Quoting Anton Shterenlikht, who wrote on Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 04:35:56PM +0100 ..
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 10:20:51AM -0500, Richard J. Valenta wrote:
> > I am not familiar with bsdstats at all...
> basically if you install port sysutils/bsdstats (just a shell script),
> it will send a message from your box monthly to to bsdstats.org
> with arch, os version, etc. The idea is to lobby software
> producers into supporting their stuff on bsd by showing a large number
> of live bsd systems.
> My interest is in lobbying fbsd management team not to drop alpha
> support by showing a large number of live fbsd alpha systems. At present
Guys.. there is no such thing as a management team that can force
committers on Alpha. Or anything subject in FreeBSD for that matter.
Please remember that FreeBSD is a volunteer driven project.
> the numbers are so low that even RELENG_6 support might stop soon.
Alpha support is gone from the cvs (well.. svn now) repository for anything
newer than RELENG_6. If you follow the cvs/svn commit messages you will
have seen that.
> If more people participated and a more realistic (read higher) number
> of alpha boxes appeared, perhaps we could prolong the life of fbsd on alpha.
It is too late.. sorry but thats a fact of life.
Wilko Bulte wilko_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org
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