[CentOS] CentOS 4U2 timing.

Pasi Pirhonen upi at iki.fi
Thu Sep 15 09:07:45 UTC 2005


On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 09:49:06AM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Working together, we can basically ensure that the i386/x86_64/ia64 are 
> all done and released together for 4.2. There should be no problems with 
> that. The other slower ARCH's can come when they are ready.

That's the plan. Bad wording from Johnny, but i took it as written, so

> Ideal situation would be to have all ARCH's release together, but we 
> dont have either the infrastructure or the people required to achieve that.
> btw, you think we will see a s390(x) for 4.2 ?

s390(x) can't hold the release. We/I have always agreed that. making
usage of emulator will take some time (gcc alone tales some 40-50 hours
to compile, so ...) and the s390(x) is released when ready.

I don't see no reason not making 4.2 of s390(x) as we did release both
s390 and s390x as 4.1 already :)

To end this now: I do agree that most of the user space is i386 (sadly
even x86-64 can't come even near of the user space of i386). That
doesn't still mean that it's something exclusive. I myself find i386
boring and don't even do any development on that area. x86-64 is so so,
but i is quite boring now after some two years of supported
distributions (back November 2003 it was quite interesting and did have
some real hacking value in it).

Basically this all started from bad wording which made me feel like
saying few words about the rest of the stuff just laying there for
users that might value it over i386 any day.

But lets not fight about this. It's not worth it :)

Pasi Pirhonen - upi at iki.fi - http://iki.fi/upi/

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