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MIPS becoming an experimental architecture
Posted on February 10, 2008 by Donnie Berkholz

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Stable MIPS keywords have been lagging behind other architectures, in part because the Gentoo MIPS team is understaffed.

To better serve its users, the MIPS team decided to make MIPS an experimental architecture. This means stable mips keywords will gradually disappear, so all MIPS users will eventually need to add ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~mips" in /etc/make.conf. Stable mips keywords will remain in ebuilds they're already in, but they will not be added to any new ebuild revisions. MIPS profiles will only accept ~mips keywords starting with 2008.0.

Please file bugs for any problems you encounter during this period of transition. To help the MIPS team, contact team lead Joshua Kinard.

References:

Discuss this!

Joshua Nichols contributed the draft for this announcement.




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