I wholly agree. Applause to Adrian and everyone else here.
Group efforts to this size on these subjects are awe-inspiring.
On Sat, 2019-04-06 at 16:32 -0400, Dennis Clarke wrote:
Also, and this is more important, your work is not only exceptional butvastly appreciated. Pay no attention to my frustrated tone as that isjust me *trying* to move forwards and do testing and get a machinerunning. You are doing very valuable work and I really understand thatit may feel like a silly treadmill to run upon. Many machines. Multiplearchitectures. Why? Why even bother with old sparc? Well the lastthing I want in this world is a place where only x86 exists. That wouldbe criminal. I am happy to see the concept of RISC-V but we all knowthere is no hardware. Yet. There are emulators like qemu which seem towork fairly well for RISC-V and possibly even ppc64 for a variety ofmachine specs. All of this is *needed* in the computer world. I haveworked on Sparc systems for at least twenty years and I am still baffledat 4AM in the morning why bother test a new Apache apr release onSolaris? Mostly because I don't want a world run by a singleperspective and a single manufacturer. So people need to be there, goodpeople, doing good work. Also I have arm boards and a collection ofApple PowerMac boxen kicking around and even an old DEC Alpha server. Ihappen to really like the IBM power cpu approach. It is a great systemarchitecture and let's face it .. the most powerful machine in the worldis IBM Power9 with NVidia and all running Linux. Sadly Red Hat but let'snot go there.Anyways ... I am rambling again.Trying to say "thank you".Dennis