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Re: [MiNT] Gentoo/FreeMiNT

On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 12:21 +0100, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Miro Kropacek píše v Po 03. 11. 2008 v 11:13 +0100:
> > 
> >         Definitely go for opensuse... I'll go for Debian then.
> >         Hopefully
> >         somebody else will then come up with Ubuntu etc.
> > No Petr, I didn't mean it in such way. Personally, I even don't use
> > opensuse :) It was just example because I know they support PPC
> > architecture. So it wouldn't be much work to adapt it for another
> > (m68k) target. That's all.
> Come on. Debian is (or actually has been) the only distro that
> supports(ed) m68k and Atari computers. Didn't you know that?
> So if anybody wanted to reuse the amount of work they invest every day
> to keep the m68k alive (and please note that it's getting increasingly
> difficult - they were currently kicked off the Debian proper and are now
> living in Debian-ports) then the logical choice would be to go for
> Debian MiNT.
> Naturally the decisions when one wants to start a new MiNT distro are
> not based on this kind of logic but rather on their personal preferences
> and knowledge. So Frank started SpareMiNT based on RedHat and now Alan
> is starting a Gentoo based distro. 
> I can understand that but wanted to say the above anyway - there are
> couple of great guys (Stephen, Geert, Roman, Michael and few others)
> organized in Debian-m68k mailing list that use their Atari and ARAnyM
> computers to try keeping Debian m68k alive. They are solving similar
> problems in the toolchain to those that Alan, Miro or Vincent report
> here. It would make sense to share the knowhow and help each other...

Oh, and I'll say that, I'm definitely all for sharing whatever code we
can, however small. Because, yes, there are few enough of us as it is.