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Re: Removal of acorn26 port
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 9:25 PM
> From: "Justin Cormack" <justin%specialbusservice.com@localhost>
> To: "Matt Thomas" <matt%3am-software.com@localhost>
> Cc: port-arm <port-arm%netbsd.org@localhost>, current-users <current-users%netbsd.org@localhost>, port-acorn26%netbsd.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: Removal of acorn26 port
> On 15 April 2015 at 21:20, Matt Thomas <matt%3am-software.com@localhost> wrote:
> >> On Apr 15, 2015, at 10:28 AM, Justin Cormack <justin%specialbusservice.com@localhost> wrote:
> >> On 15 April 2015 at 14:36, Matt Thomas <matt%3am-software.com@localhost> wrote:
> >>> Unless someone can give a good reason to keep it, the acorn26 port will be removed in a week or two or three. Along with the removal will be the cleanup of the common arm to remove the arm26 bits associated with it.
> >> I guess someone might say it is not in line with the process outlined
> >> on https://www.netbsd.org/ports/
> > acorn26 build but has been suspected of being broken for years. The last post
> > to port-acorn26 was in 2011.
> Yes, I am sure it qualifies to move to tier III, and has done for some
> years. Procedurally, moving it officially to tier III and then
> removing all support for it from the common code to make it even more
> broken (it would then be removed from the build matrix), and then
> deleting it in 6 months might be better than just deleting it now.
I strongly agree, please follow the rules and move it to Tier III even now.
There are more broken or incomplete ports than acorn26.
acorn26 should run on emulators/arcem, it's worth to give it a try.
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