On Sat, 2016-10-01 at 15:48 +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote: > On 10/01/2016 02:17 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > > > > > > > This isn't the case for PowerPC32 where upstream development is still very > > > active because it's part of the PowerPC kernel which is maintained by > > > IBM. > > > > This is not at all true. My experience is that IBM doesn't even build- > > test 32-bit configurations, as evidenced by several stable updates > > causing FTBFS in Debian. > > They care enough that they are fixing bugs. Just recently, a bug in the > PowerPC kernel was fixed that affected 32-bit embedded PowerPCs only. $ git log --author=ibm --grep='ppc-?32|powerpc-?32|32-bit' -i -E arch/powerpc finds me fewer than ten commits per year. > > > > > > > > As for SPARC, Oracle is actually now heavily investing in Linux SPARC > > > support, so even SPARC is getting back into shape which is why I hope > > > we can add sparc64 as an official port soon. > > [...] > > > > Oracle cares about Solaris on SPARC, not Linux on SPARC. > > Well, then you know more than the people at Oracle that I am talking to. [... much evidence of Oracle supporting Linux on SPARC ...] OK, I accept this has changed, but I'm quite surprised - Oracle is ruthlessly commercial, and I'm mystified as to who they expect to buy it. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Klipstein's 4th Law of Prototyping and Production: A fail-safe circuit will destroy others.
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