[arch-dev-public] Core Issue in Multiple Architecture

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Wed May 9 19:46:02 EDT 2007

On Wed, 9 May 2007 16:32:12 -0700 (PDT)
eliott at cactuswax.net wrote:
> I see a potential third option. That is.. Separate the x86_64 branch
> into its own support structure, effectively creating a sister
> distribution. They would manage pkgbuilds for that architecture,
> again separate from i686.
> Still provide infrastructure, but maybe make them a bit more self
> operating. More like providing a 'project' status to it, than making
> it part of mainline. When that branch reaches enough critical mass,
> and has enough support devs, *then* merge it into more of a single
> umbrella distribution. At that point, the supporting tools and
> underlying workflow *should* be more capable of dealing with needs.
> My fear is that the x86_64 branch may have been brought on board
> before there was sufficient infrastructure and support for it in the
> core distribution.

We can imagine that this could work. But then it must be totally
seperated from the i686, even from the goals.


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