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Re: amd64 and dpkg and so

On Sun, 17 Aug 2003, Xavier Roche wrote:

> Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> > When it comes to machines, it's not like we have any lack of machines
> > currently. But it would be good to have one donated to the project, that
> > means I can stop pestering amd to lend it to me permanently for debian
> > porting work (currently it is just "well, some months and perhaps a couple
> > of months more"). :)
> Athlon-64 should be ready for september? Currently opteron processors
> are being sold in public hardware shops, but they are a bit expensive
> (approx. 350 euros for a opteron-240 and 300 euros for a single opteron
> motherboard - do the math for a 2-processor server. Quite cheap for a
> 2-proc server, but not cheap for a developper anyway :) )
> Even if AMD is not willing to DONATE hardware, might they sold cheap
> athlon-64/940 motherboards to debian?

Yes, but the point is that there exists development machines available for
DDs today to work on and from what tbm said there will be a real machine
donation to the project "rsn".

/Mattias Wadenstein

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