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Re: Sparc release requalification

Matthias Klose a écrit :
> On 20.08.2009 16:52, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>> Bastian Blank a écrit :
>>> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 01:16:36PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
>>>> I did speak with Martin Zobel at Debconf on how to get there, having two proposals:
>>>>   - define a new sparc64 port, and bootstrap this one using the 32bit port.
>>> This is rather easy. I already did a s390x bootstrap using this method.
>> If we are not sure that sparc and s390 (ie 32-bit versions) would be
>> suitable for squeeze, this is almost sure they won't be suitable for
>> squeeze+1.
>> Isn't it the right moment to start a sparc64 and an s390x port, and if
>> they are ready for squeeze release with them? Almost whatever upgrade
>> solution you offer will require to have at least one release with both
>> old and new architecture (like we did for arm ->  armel).
>> Given that we already have sparc and s390 in the archive and that we
>> also already have 64-bit ports, I don't expect any major problem for
>> those new ports. Also given quite fast hardware exists for those
>> architectures, it can probably be done relatively quickly.
> this seems to be the way to go, but port maintainers seem to lack enthusiasm or 
> resources. I'm willing to help, if somebody commits to these ports.

I'm willing to help too if such a project is started. Any other volunteer?

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
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