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Re: Resurrecting Debian on SPARC

On 11/13/2015 12:02 PM, James Reggie Reilly wrote:
> Huge SPARC fan, would love to keep debian running on the arch. In a week
> or so I should have a T2000 I can dedicate to buildd/testing and am
> willing to help out however I can.

We could actually set this one up as a buildd for sparc (32 bits)
which is still on my TODO list.

In order to be able to do that, we will need additional people who
are willing to dedicate some time for supporting the port.

Aurelien Jarno, who is the "gate keeper" for the Debian Ports
infrastructure, asked me to present a team of at least 3 people
who would be willing to dedicate some of their time to the
port. The more, the better.

I would be in and Helge Deller (the main porter behind the Debian
hppa port) would help me. Is there anyone else here who has some
experience hacking code who would be willing to help?

My intention to revive "sparc" is because it uses the V8 instruction
set as opposed to the V9 instruction set used by "sparc64". V8
supports more software (e.g., JavaScript JIT is not supported on
V9) and more older hardware.


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