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Re: what about potato boot-floppies for powerpc/apus ?

On Fri, Nov 05, 1999 at 02:52:36PM +0100, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> > potato will be freezing soon, or at least so they say, so it is time to add
> > some kind of install stuff for apus also.
> A little bit late, ehhh?  I asked serveral times for this, but without any
> help this port is for the next release. 

I've got to agree here.  Quite honestly the only subarch that is in really
good shape for the freeze is prep.  pmac is also quite good but doesn't
have much testing yet.

There's so much other work to be done that it's not wise to add it in now.
I've had to detour from PowerPC issues since boot-floppies is broken for
all archs since the new busybox was added.

> included. This will break to much. This is work for the next release (also 
> hopefully with mbx support). 

MBX opens up a whole other issue in that it needs special binaries since
it is an 823/860 based board (no FPU) and there is no FPU emulation yet
in the kernel for those processors.  I would think of it as an architecture,
more like a port for one of many hundreds of different embedded 823/860
solutions...hint: MBX might not be available much longer.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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