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Line 3  NetBSD calls a supported architecture a  Line 3  NetBSD calls a supported architecture a 
   
 Ports are classified into three 'tiers' based on the current importance of the architecture and the level of community activity. Summarizing, the tiers can be viewed to represent ports that NetBSD will support, ports that NetBSD does its best to support, and ports which may be desupported soon. The tier for each port may change over time and is decided by <core@NetBSD.org> based on input from users and developers.  Ports are classified into three 'tiers' based on the current importance of the architecture and the level of community activity. Summarizing, the tiers can be viewed to represent ports that NetBSD will support, ports that NetBSD does its best to support, and ports which may be desupported soon. The tier for each port may change over time and is decided by <core@NetBSD.org> based on input from users and developers.
   
 ##Tier I: Focus — support is part of NetBSD's strategy  ##Tier I: Focus -- support is part of NetBSD's strategy
   
 Focus ports are the architectures that NetBSD targets as part of its strategy.<br />  Focus ports are the architectures that NetBSD targets as part of its strategy.<br />
 The platforms consist of modern server, embedded and desktop architectures.  The platforms consist of modern server, embedded and desktop architectures.
Line 74  Currently there are 8 ports with Tier I  Line 74  Currently there are 8 ports with Tier I 
 </tbody>  </tbody>
 </table>  </table>
   
 ##Tier II: Organic — evolving at its own pace (top)  ##Tier II: Organic -- evolving at its own pace
   
 Organic ports are highly valued by the NetBSD project, but their development is not as tightly mandated as that of the focus ports. Generally speaking, the hardware platforms of organic ports have lost their industrial relevance, or there is not enough community activity for the port to make it to the first tier. The guidelines are as follows:  Organic ports are highly valued by the NetBSD project, but their development is not as tightly mandated as that of the focus ports. Generally speaking, the hardware platforms of organic ports have lost their industrial relevance, or there is not enough community activity for the port to make it to the first tier. The guidelines are as follows:
   
Line 167  Currently there are 49 ports with Tier I Line 167  Currently there are 49 ports with Tier I
 <td valign="top"><a class="ulink" href="emips/" target="_top">emips</a></td>  <td valign="top"><a class="ulink" href="emips/" target="_top">emips</a></td>
 <td valign="top">mips</td>  <td valign="top">mips</td>
 <td valign="top">Machines based on "Extensible MIPS"</td>  <td valign="top">Machines based on "Extensible MIPS"</td>
 <td valign="top">none</td>  
 </tr>  </tr>
 <tr valign="top">  <tr valign="top">
 <td valign="top"><a class="ulink" href="evbsh3/" target="_top">evbsh3</a></td>  <td valign="top"><a class="ulink" href="evbsh3/" target="_top">evbsh3</a></td>
Line 347  Currently there are 49 ports with Tier I Line 346  Currently there are 49 ports with Tier I
 </tbody>  </tbody>
 </table>  </table>
   
 ##Tier III: Life Support — severely incapacitated or broken  ##Tier III: Life Support -- severely incapacitated or broken
   
 Ports are moved to life support if they no longer function. The reasons can range from lack of community interest to the hardware becoming so rare that it is simply not available any more. If ports in life support are not shown to be working within a reasonable timeframe, they will be moved to the Attic. The guidelines are as follows:  Ports are moved to life support if they no longer function. The reasons can range from lack of community interest to the hardware becoming so rare that it is simply not available any more. If ports in life support are not shown to be working within a reasonable timeframe, they will be moved to the Attic. The guidelines are as follows:
   

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