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Re: PPC/PPC64 disabled in Koji for dist-f13



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Jeff Garzik wrote:
> I would rather the problem be approached in a logical, 
scalable fashion: 
> by distributing the workload across the package maintainers 
who have 
> firsthand knowledge.  ie. how things worked before.
PPC hardware isn't exactly common these days. I'm sure there are 
a few machines on campus that have PPC (there are definitely 
SPARC workstations sprinkled around). As it stands, I have no 
useful access to any of the machines (I guess a Live CD could 
get some special access, though at what cost to my status as a 
student, I don't know).

> 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.
> 
> Given that ppc32 and ppc64 (or pick your BE platform) have 
demonstrated 
> an ability to detect problems not found on LE, it seems like 
this policy 
> change will directly lead to missed bugs, and an attendent 
decline in 
> software quality.
> 
> Was ppc really such a burden?
> 
> 	Jeff

Build times were the worst part of it IMO. With how it was set 
up (ppc being default even on ppc64) ppc64 could have been 
dropped and ppc be left intact.

- --Ben
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