Re: Requalification of Alpha for etch
On Sat, Oct 08, 2005 at 07:40:15PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> following hppa and ia64, I've started a wiki page to start collecting
> info for the Alpha requalification for etch:
Thanks, Falk, for the effort. I find it difficult to keep track of
everything going on there, and appreciate this "call to arms".
> AFAICS, all criteria but two are given:
> * More developers need to certify in that they're activly developing
> on this architecture.
I've added myself to the wiki. I do actively use Alpha. Although I
rarely make uploads from it these days, I do test code there, and fix
arch-specific bugs when I can. (Most recently, I've worked on Exim4
and Asterisk in that regard.)
It is still an important platform to me.
> * There needs to be another buildd. There have been numerous offers in
> the past. I have no idea what to do to actually make it happen.
I saw on the wiki page a mention that HP sells new systems at insane
prices. But the link didn't give pricing. Do you know what new
systems sell for?
Though we probably don't need a new system.
If anybody has an Alpha, I would volunteer to install Debian on it and
get it in working condition, and then ship it off to wherever it would
Do you know what the holdup is?