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Re: Developer accessible SPARC machine

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:

I think an Ultra 5 is probably a little light for our purposes:  m68k's
porter machine may be slower, but m68k also doesn't have, say, an
openoffice.org port that might need debugging...  Also, given the problems
that consumer-grade DSL poses for system accessibility over the long term,
I'd think that vore is still a better bet currently in spite of some past
connectivity problems there, both connectivity-wise and bogomips-wise.
Would you be willing to ship the system to Stephen if the search for better
hardware pans out and vore proves unreliable in the long term?

Please note that Nicolas Will (CC'ed) has offered some time ago to arrange a more powerful machine, should it become neccessary [0]. I hope Linux actually runs on it, as I don't recall ever seeing installation reports for them :-).

[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2005/12/msg00051.html

Best regards,

Jurij Smakov                                        jurij@wooyd.org
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