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Re: Resurrecting Debian on SPARC

I like the idea of maintaining sparc32. It seems as if we have the
machines. I guess it's getting the talent to do the programming. Being a
noob when it comes to maintaining I'm open for learning and direction.
I will continue to pursue, ask questions, and such for my own knowledge
and to help the effort.


On 9/15/2015 9:32 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On 09/15/2015 04:10 PM, waz0wski wrote:
>> I would love to see Debian-on-SPARC continue on, even if not fully
>> supported, similar to how the FreeBSD project handles sparc64[1]
> Ok, the question is: Do we want sparc32 as well or just sparc64? As
> I mentioned already, sparc32 (32-bit userland and 64-bit kernel -
> where supported) most likely needs less porting and should be
> easier to be kept up-to-date than sparc64.
> However, both 32-bit and 64-bit SPARC packages can be built on
> 64-bit machines using different build chroots.
>> I have access to a couple of UltraSPARC T2 systems (T5220/T5440) which
>> could be made available for development and testing purposes -- ping me
>> off-list for more info.
> I will come back to that.
> Adrian

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