Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
It doesn't seem any different than dropping OSS audio or support for non-PAE CPU's. Ubuntu used to be a distro more accommodating to older machines and backwards compatibility. For better or worse, it's no longer that distro...
OSS is not about older hardware, but old deprecated unmaintained audio software; and PAE about a small percentage of a small percentage of Pentium M CPUs (even Pentium 2 is PAE capable for example).

ReiserFS is unmaintained (as a software, not only as a debian package) and and that isn't going to change, only maybe if Reiser is acquitted of his murder charges...