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Re: [fab] Secondary Arches



On Monday 20 November 2006 13:54, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Dennis Gilmore (dennis ausil us) said:
> > I never said that sparc should be primary arch  just that if it is needed
> > hardware can be made available where ever it is needed and PPC can still
> > be built when core is migrated to the new buildsys.  so it need not
> > become a secondary arch until we have everything in place for it to be
> > 100% success. Unless niagara based systems start flooding the market
> > place  i don't see sparc as having a large user base.  but i enjoy
> > working on it.
>
> What I'm trying to say is that one of the things we're trying to solve with
> the new arch policy is the hardware issue - we want people to be able to
> interface with the Fedora build system with hardware that isn't in our
> server locations. Even if there is a groundswell for Fedora/390, no one's
> going to send us a mainframe (and, honestly, even if they were, I'm pretty
> sure we wouldn't want to deal with it ;) ) - therefore, it's best to design
> the policy so that it can work for community-supported arches who house the
> hardware themselves.
>
> Bill
:D  that works also.  i imagine a S390  is extremely expensive to run.

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