Re: will linus work on ppc dev now?
On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 15:08 -0600, Sean Jewett wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 08:01 +1100, david wrote:
> > > According to
> > > http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/0,39023165,39183867,00.htm
> > >
> > > The ppc community looks like it has added some development muscle to its
> > > linux component..
> > This is ooold news... I think Linus has been using the G5 as his main
> > machine for about a year or so. I don't know about the impact of that
> > for ppc64, but I think it's been about zero for ppc32 so far.
> As I recall (and I think maddog said this in a speech) the only reason why
> Linus ported Linux to Alpha versus PPC was the fact that DEC got an Alpha
> in his hands before he got the PPC machine. Weird how things come full
> circle, Linus has a PPC machine and Alpha is just about dead.
Linus is mostly using the G5, not really using it for developpement of
ppc/ppc64 specific support, this is still in the hand of the good old
team lead by Paul Mackerras :)