Re: [Fwd: ia64 netinstboot image]
In fact IPF stands for Itanium Processor Family and I believe this is
the official name. As you pointed out, it is not used widely, though.
Probably I'd agree that "itanium" is a better and more recognizeable
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Brian Szymanski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Paul A. Anokhin wrote:
>> It seems like a half of this maillist traffic is generated by people
>> mistakingly trying to use ia64 instead of x86-64 version. And I have
>> to admit that compared to the rest of the internet this is pretty good
>> error ratio :)
>> Probably the ia64 port should be named something like "ipf" or
>> "itanium" to avoid confusion. After all, ia64 is no longer the
>> official name for the architecture AFAIK, and I think the change was
>> caused by the same reason.
> There is explicit text about this on http://debian.org/ports/ . That
> said, itanium is a good name for the architecture that matches common
> usage. I think these days the intel approved phrase is "intel itanium
> architecture". I'm not sure what IPF is -- perhaps a reference to
> itanium processor architecture (a typo for IPA?) -- but in any event
> it's no longer in current usage, even by intel. If a move is in order, I
> vote for using "itanium".
> Brian Szymanski
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