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



On 05/11/2009 03:55 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 14:51 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> 
>> I would really like to see a proliferation of secondary arches in
>> Fedora, but I don't think 'workstation' is a viable usage model for
>> them to get started.  Most will have to focus on the type of hardware
>> that actually sells for that arch, and yes I realize that can be at
>> odds with some of the directions Fedora is going.
> 
> Semi-sidetrack here: Ubuntu has a secondary 'architecture' called LPIA
> which is, in fact, just an alternative set of compiler optimizations
> which they claim results in better code for 'netbook
> systems' (presumably meaning 'Atom CPUs'). Would that be something we
> could look into, or not interesting?

Sure, I see no reason why someone couldn't take that on as a "secondary
arch". It would need a new arch identifier target for rpm to prevent
namespace collisions.

~spot


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