On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 11:10:51AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
Jeff Garzik (jgarzik(a)pobox.com) said:
> But you're dodging the larger point -- Fedora has, de facto, demoted
> big endian support in its entirety to a second-hand effort, rather
> than distributed the workload much more widely. Given M package
> maintainers and N secondary-platform volunteers, it is clear M > N
> by orders of magnitude.
Sure, but it's not like M, in a sizeable percentage of cases, is particularly
useful in this regard.
In any case:
- ppc has no one looking at the actual bugs in any case. LiveCDs have
been broken on PPC for *years*, for example, and no one cares. Graphics
drivers have been broken on PPC throughout the F11 release and no one
Going to counter this one.
I look at bugs. I know David look(s/ed) at bugs. We just can't get to all of
them. This echos your point about community, but I didn't want you to get away
with saying that nobody is trying.
LiveCDs are pretty useless because demand for them is non-existent. So yes, it
is broken and I don't think it works even after some of the recent fixes I sent
to livecd-tools. So yeah, no one cares on that. I know I don't, mostly
because I'm actually busy with the other stuff.
I file bugs on graphics drivers regularly. I know Dave A has been pretty great
about helping me get him info to fix the Radeon stuff. I have a bug opened
against nouveau right now as well and Ben has been helpful there too (need to
get back to that.) If you mean some other driver, then yeah maybe. I can only
test/file bugs on hardware I have.
that; well, I don't think Fedora necessarily should be a charity
there's no community for.
s/no/a small. Pretending we don't exist isn't exactly kind, but I will admit
the few of us that participate are limited in time and resources.