Re: Take 2: Preparing 2.2r4
Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > mac-fdisk stable 0.1-3 m68k, powerpc
> > mac-fdisk updates 0.1-6.0potato1 powerpc
> > pmac-fdisk stable 0.1-3 powerpc
> > pmac-fdisk updates 0.1-6.0potato1 powerpc
> > * Feature added: menu option to create bootstrap partition needed for
> > powerpc NewWorld machines with the proper type and size (patch supplied
> > by Ethan Benson). This should help newbies that won't read the docs
> > anyway. Closes: #99660.
> > * Bugfix: mac-fdisk used to get the disk size wrong when brute force
> > probing for end-of-disk by seek&read. Turns out gcc did not cope with
> > arithmetics on long long types without explicit cast. Closes: #99700.
> > I wonder why there was an m68k version of mac-fdisk.
> m68k Macs are supported by potato, that's why. The real question would
So the same boot-loader will wor for m68k *and* powerpc machines?
> be: why wasn't 0.1-6.0potato1 built for m68k? Well, I thought I had ...
Upload it later, with a proper note and I'll add it to the list for
> #99660 is a non-issue for m68k. #99700 might hit people with large disks
> - if they decide to re-initialize the disk (not that likely, mac-fdisk
> cannot create driver partitions required by MacOS, and m68k Macs need
> that to boot).
These packages will be part of 2.2r4, so things should go well.
Crap can work.
Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessary a good idea.