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Re: git: Revert "rename amd64 architecture to x86_64"

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 13:52:04 +0100

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
you're out.

And by that I mean:

I've been proposing this change for quite some time now, and nobody bothered to argue for or against it. More recently, Matt did a quick poll at the summer of code mentors' summit and the outcome was slightly in favor of x86_64. Also, various build problems with pkgsrc originate from our amd64 machine/platform name. That's why we decided to bite the bullet now, before many people are starting to use the x86_64 port. I'm sorry if you feel left out, but there is no point stalling this decision without proper reasons. And for sure there is no reason to back out a change singlehandedly without any sort of discussion, especially if backing out that change means that users have a hard time following it.

I've temporarily revoked your access to crater, since you seem to have attitude problems with our project and I fear that you might go rogue again. You've loudly voiced backing out devfs before, and back then I already was concerned that you might do this without proper reason and discussion. We're a peaceful project, and I really like the way it works. By just backing out a big change without discussion, you're adding hostility, which we should avoid as much as possible. I am convinced that we can keep this project civil and cozy - it's up to you to decide whether you want to be part of that, or whether you want to feed aggression into it.


Jordan Gordeev wrote:
commit 3f3709c349e3585274c0e23e09a87f8f75c8ce7d
Author: Jordan Gordeev <jgordeev@dir.bg>
Date:   Sat Nov 7 09:30:29 2009 +0200

    Revert "rename amd64 architecture to x86_64"
        This reverts commit c1543a890188d397acca9fe7f76bcd982481a763.
        I'm reverting it because:
        1) the change didn't get properly discussed
        2) it was based on false premises:
            "The rest of the world seems to call amd64 x86_64."
        3) no pkgsrc bulk build was done to test the change
        4) the original committer acted irresponsibly by committing
           such a big change just before going on vacation.

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