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Re: Bug#362590: FTBFS on m68k

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 01:05:54PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> dropping the bugreport from this CC.
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 12:50:15PM +0200, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> > > > I believe 3D on m68k is rather useless nowadays, but if someone
> > > > knows better than me, please shout now! :-)
> > > Indeed, until someone gets the Mediator going, and we can start
> > > using generic PCI graphics cards.
> > Hmmm, wasn't Roman Zippel about to port a PCI<->Zorro bridge (in
> > software ;) for the Wildfire060 card? The NIC and SCSI on that card
> > are attached via PCI<->Zorro (hardware) bridge and there are even two
> > mini-PCI slots on the backside of that card. I've been told that there
> > should exist such a graphic card for that accel card... 
> Even if, do the m68k porters have enough ressources (in manpower, time
> and motivation) to support opengl applications on m68k?

Why not? It's just another library.

> I suspect there are more important things to do for that port, and
> dropping those binaries from the archive could save quite some
> headaches, like the bugreport I forwarded to this list.  But I don't
> even have such a machine :)

OpenGL supports more than just live rendering. If we start throwing out
software "because it isn't useful anyway", we might as well stop right

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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