There is a person assigned to m68k.
I am hopeful about possibly reinstalling my Amiga 1200’s Debian (currently 10+ years old).
Fun Debian installer story: my friend basically got the ia64 port killed because he filed a bug report that it wouldn’t install. All they had to do was add a module to the install kernel, but instead they just killed the port.
IA64 is an extremely dead platform though.
It’s dead for purposes of running operating systems like Linux. If you have IA64 in 2021 you’re a company that has some application relying on either OpenVMS or HP-UX. The problem was that if you had a critical high-availability OpenVMS application, you had nowhere else to go other than IA64, but now OpenVMS is being ported to x86 and IA64 is going out of production, that situation’s changing.
When did that happen?
A person is still listed as assigned ia64 tester: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Tasks
About a decade ago, IIRC.