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Re: PPC/PPC64 disabled in Koji for dist-f13



On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Jesse Keating <jkeating j2solutions net> wrote:

>> I know that last week several ppc people (IBM, etc) expressed alarm and
>> concern about the demotion of ppc to a secondary arch. Most of those people
>> I pointed at Bill and Jesse who were staffing the fedora booth.
>>
>> Did we get any positive feedback/offers of help from them?
>>
>> Ric
>>
>>
>
>
> No. They heard that here would be a secondary arch effort and seemed to
> think "oh, they will fix it for us". Seems to be the running theme. People
> want ppc to stick around but nobody wants to work on it. That's why
> secondary arch seems right. People who care can work on it but lack of care
> won't hold Fedora back. Keep in mind that many upstreams (most?) don't have
> access or care about ppc. In the nonserver world ppc is dead.
>
That is sadly true, even of Apple (PPC support is dropped from Snow
Leopard, and their LLVM framework is more buggy on PPC -- fastcall
does not work, etc.

A lot of maintainers probably do care that their software does not
have broken assumptions about endianness, so it would be nice that,
for a given package N-V-R, we can see both the primary and secondary
Kojis' build results.

Regards,

-- 
Michel Alexandre Salim


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