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Re: who actually cares about debian on hppa?

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 5:21 PM, Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Please only say you care iff,
>>        1 - you are going to fix things
>>        2 - you have time to fix things

I care :-)

> - http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gcc.patches/166978 (gcc built-in
> locking functions for hppa)

I'll be looking into this after next week.

> - http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-ports/2008-07/msg00010.html (*context
> functions for glibc on hppa).

After review and regression testing I've checked this into upstream.

> Both patches are waiting for Carlos to return from vacation on August 2nd.
> The gcc patch was already taken by JDA and he will feed it upstream after
> talking to Carlos.

That is correct, we need to hash out our differences over the LWS ABI.

>> We need to have more people taking initiative on things if
>> we want to get ourselves together, and if not, we should just
>> accept that circumstances have changed.
> Sadly yes.
> I can invest some time now, but it won't work if only 1-2 people do the
> whole work. We need more people.

When I started working on the parisc port the thing that attracted me
the most was how easy it was to install debian on a 715/50.

Given a random user gets a random box, how easy is it to install?


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