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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 08 2014, @10:39AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 08 2014, @10:39AM (#103519)

    To add to what others have said, if you're really concerned about GNOME being "dead" (which it isn't; but GNOME 2) is, you'd probably be advised to go off looking for MATE, which is just a maintained version of GNOME 2. XFree86 is no loss, Firefox is running along happily enough irrespective of whether you like its UI changes or not, and declaring gcc as dying seems somewhat premature to me. I still use it fairly frequently, though I do alternate between it and clang for c/c++ work and when someone puts out a reasonable F03/08 frontend for LLVM I'll doubtless jump between that and gfortran, too.