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Re: [opensuse-project] More Support for the openSUSE Project
  • From: Karsten König <remur@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:12:47 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908141412.47357.remur@xxxxxxx>
Am Donnerstag, 13. August 2009 18:07:21 schrieb Michael Loeffler:

Yes, great :-(( - what a way to discover this. Please can we have a bit
more of an explanation?

Main reason gives the openSUSE statistics page [1] the number for ppc
installations:
ppc 0,3%

How definite is this decision?

We welcome and support anyone who wants to maintain and create the ppc
distribution for openSUSE but Novell won't maintain and create it anymore
for openSUSE.


This could have been done properly with an announcement, make clear Novell
doesn't want to be the one carrying the PPC load with only 0,3% actually using
it so you need community contribution and if there isn't it will be dropped.
But just another out of the cloudes decission beeing transported on the lower
levels of another mailinglist thread isn't doing it right.

The loud KDE3 fanboys have been told multiple times that there is just no time
to spend by the current folks on a basicly dropped desktop environment, but
that they would get help to get started with their project and we welcome
every help we can get.

Why can't this be handled this way more often, 0,3% user share is a perfect
reason not to push alot of resources into it, but if people care much about it
you might even get it for a much lower price if they agree to help out? The
worst that could happen is it still gets dropped but there was a request for
help which hasn't been responded to, so Novell isn't the sole bad guy here...

Btw the same applies to the support cycle thing, but it looks like Dirk Müller
tries to rally people here to get people take over some of the workload.


Karsten
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