HEADS UP! KSE needs more attention

Remko Lodder remko at elvandar.org
Sun Jun 6 21:35:22 GMT 2004

Hey all,

Daniel Eischen wrote:

> On Sun, 6 Jun 2004, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
>>On Sun, Jun 06, 2004 at 02:31:56PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> Not to take away from the tremendous effort that jake had done for
> sparc64, but it should really take more than one or two supporting
> developers to obtain tier 1 support.  People come and go, and
> tierness should take that into account.
> We shouldn't keep an arch at tier 1 just to save face.  Better to just
> lower it to tier 2 and be done with it.  My $.02, FWIW.

I agree with Daniel, although i am not developping for freebsd (lack of 
knowledge). I think that what Daniel says is true, you cannot say that 
you support a product in a tier 1 status, while you have way to less 
people to resolve things.

In my opinion it's also better to lower it then, and perhaps upgrade it 
again when more supporters are available to resolve issues.

It takes more time to recover from "failed support" then by honestly 
saying that you don't have the manpower to support it in a tier 1 branch.

Besides that i can understand that this will hit certain people, 
depending on the sparc64 tier 1 status, but perhaps they can support as 
well.. We need to resolve this with all of us, and if we cannot find 
enough people to help , then it should -sadly enough- be degraded in 
tier status.

my $0.02 :)


Kind regards,

Remko Lodder
www.mostly-harmless.nl Dutch community for helping newcomers on the 

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