Re: Supported systems (Was: Apple PowerMac G5)
> Well, they do... internally to Apple ;) Apple is quite clear in it's
> total absence of interest about Linux on their machines. Some ppl here
> even consider us as a competitor...
And I remember all of the time and effort many of us in the community put in
to help Apple in its MkLinux project when they were using a pre glibc-2 build
and had to hand apply kernel patches to integrate the Mach kernel and the
linux kernel/client, etc.
I remember reminding Apple about that when I asked if they would share their
HotSpot port with Blackdown (both signed Sun's JDK agreement so there were no
license concerns) and basically got shit-on in response.
Sometimes I think that Apple (and most other companies) do not understand the
impact of community goodwill, and its true value. And Apple is not alone -
IBM's JDK 1.4.1 (due to a "programmers mistake" ;-)) actually checks
/proc/cpuinfo under Linux PPC and decided it would abort if a G4 was found
Although they have promised to fix it, the version I downloaded today is still
the same "broken" one. I seemed to be one of the few that was outraged by
Waiting on big-name companies to "help out" is a big mistake. We are on our
own and we need to become even more self-sufficient IMHO.