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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday October 08 2014, @01:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the needs-a-systemd-port dept.

According to an email sent to the Debian debian-devel-announce mailing list by Adam D. Barratt, the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port is in grave danger of being dropped from the upcoming Debian 8 "Jessie" release. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD runs the GNU userland tools, the GNU C library and the Debian package set on top of the FreeBSD kernel.

Barratt states:

We remain gravely concerned about the viability of this port. Despite the reduced scope, we feel that the port is not currently of sufficient quality to feature as a fully supported release architecture in Jessie.

We therefore advise the kFreeBSD porters that the port is in danger of being dropped from Jessie, and invite any porters who are able to commit to working on the port in the long term to make themselves known *now*.

We will assess the viability of kFreeBSD in Jessie on or after 1st November, and a yes/no decision will be taken at that time.

 
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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by forsythe on Wednesday October 08 2014, @06:45AM

    by forsythe (831) on Wednesday October 08 2014, @06:45AM (#103466)

    Leaving aside the obvious politics behind this, I wonder what will happen to Debian GNU/HURD?

    Debian is currently (for better or worse) the biggest, indeed almost only, distribution of GNU/HURD, and the HURD has benefited from having a dedicated team of talented developers handling porting of packages. I notice that hurd-i386 is listed as an architecture that will not be part of Jessie's release, but I'm not sure if that means they are dropping it altogether, or whether it will persist in a tier-N state as a not-really-officially-supported arch.

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