Re: ppc64 support in Debian?
On Fri, 2003-07-25 at 16:51, Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 10:39:21AM -0500, Rolf Brudeseth
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I do not know much about ppc64 support; however, these documents may be
> > > helpful:
> > >
> > > http://people.debian.org/~fmw/p630-LPAR-Debian-de.txt German
> > > http://people.debian.org/~fmw/p630-LPAR-Debian-en.txt English
> > >
> > > Rolf
> > That does look useful, thanks. At some point soon, as Apple and
> > apparently now IBM start flooding the world with relatively cheap 64 bit
> > PowerPC machines, it might make sense for Debian to start to think about
> > whether to port to ppc64...
> If there is serious interest from Debian,
Well, there can usually be no 'interest from Debian' per se, only from
individual developers. You need to get in touch with the people
interested in making this happen, posting here might be a good start.
> I can investigate whether IBM would be willing to donate POWER3
> and/or POWER4 (Regatta) systems to Debian developers. I have a few
> 64bit systems myself that I would be willing to part with. Obtaining
> permission from management will be the hard part.
Sounds like a good offer, let's see if someone picks it up.
Earthling Michel Dänzer \ Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast \ http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer