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Re: SPARC Status (Was Re: Secondary Architecture Status?)



On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 21:14 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> The problem that I've got with relegating PPC to a secondary arch is
> exactly that there are few other candidates for arches that will command
> enough interest to force maintainers to pay attention.  And that will
> mean that Fedora becomes an x86 monoculture over time --- apps won't
> work on anything else, and their maintainers won't take any interest in
> fixing them, and that provides reason for other maintainers to stop
> worrying about portability of their apps, and it's a vicious circle.
> 
> Right now, people are at least compelled to pay some attention to basic
> issues like endianness.  If the only primary arches are little-endian
> then hardware independence is going to disappear.

This would be true if PPC as a high visible secondary arch fails.  Lets
not let that happen.

-- 
Jesse Keating
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