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From Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot>
Subject Re: [Studio] Should we drop support for the Linux PPC version of Studio?
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:09:13 GMT
Hi Emmanuel,
Well unfortunately, it's difficult to count as we have the same download
page for all our Linux downloads (x86, x86_64, PPC).

We've had more than 10 000 Linux downloads since 2009 january 1st.

But I'm sure the PPC version has not been downloaded more than 100 times
(+/- 1% of all the Linux downloads).


On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <>wrote:

> Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As I'm currently going across DIRSTUDIO-523 (Update Eclipse dependencies
>> to
>> version 3.5 Galileo), I'm wondering if it still make sense to support a
>> Linux PPC version of Studio.
>> Just like Apple is doing with Snow Leopard, I'd suggest we drop support of
>> this platform for the next version (1.5).
>> I don't think the ratio between the number of users using the version (if
>> any) and the time spent to maintain the internal repo with specific jars,
>> the size of the distribution on the repositories and during the release
>> process (uploading to the mirrors), is worth it...
> How many downloads ?
> As we have had more than 100 000 downloads since Studio has been released
> so far, I guess that if it's oly about a few tens, the we can drop it, and
> let those who are interested in having such a release to cut it by
> themselves, as we have all the instructions needed to get it done. Of
> course, if they do, and provide the patches, we can apply them.
> I understand your concern, Pierre-Arnaud.
> Btw, why don't we have Studio working for my Sinclair ZX-81 ? ;)
> --
> --
> cordialement, regards,
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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