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



On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 05:41:00PM +0200, Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 2009-05-11, 18:51 GMT, 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.
> 
> Off-topic note ... jchadima (now @RH, aka jfch) works as a hobby 
> on porting Fedora to PA-RISC machines. Now he has three of them 
> and they are building like crazy, except that they are now 
> apparently stuck with some problems in glibc. It helps jfch was 
> a teacher of jakub in CS at university :).
> 

It doesn't help that currently no one is shipping NPTL for parisc,
except Ubuntu, and nobody really uses Ubuntu on parisc... When Debian
gains NPTL now that Carlos has finished compat support, things should
get better for jchadima.

r, Kyle


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