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Re: I am planning to restart ppc64 ports project

On 10/5/10, Gary Driggs <gdriggs@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2010, at 5:59 AM, Wartan Hachaturow wrote:
>> I don't see how this is the reason for /bin/ls being compiled in 64-bit.
> True but Apache, MySQL, OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice, icecat & other
> browsers, as well as several other apps would benefit from having a smaller,
> optional repo for 64-bit users. But who wants to step forward & offer to
> maintain all those packages?
A lot of that would benefit just as much from altivec support (other
than spreadsheets of high finance I suppose), which would have a
larger user base, especially since there were no G5 laptops, a lot of
people still using the g4 and more might if they were speeded up by
3x, seeing as how they are priced so low, lower than a new netbook.

Is there really much maintainance work, I don't know of any problems here.


p.s. what about packages such as mozilla-altivec can such be added ?
That does help, even without library support.

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