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Re: future for FBSD on alpha



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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