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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Sparc port

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Sparc port
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 11:59:11 +0930
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Yavor Doganov wrote:
> Chris Andrew wrote:
>> it would be difficult to make a Sparc (32 and/or 64 bit) port of
>> gNS?

> The support of sparc in the Linux kernel is nearly equal to zero, so
> this is the reason why Debian is considering dropping that arch.

*Sparc32* may be dropped for lenny.
*Sparc64* is alive and well, and *will not* be dropped any time soon.

> Without a reasonably bug-free kernel, glibc, binutils, gcc, etc. it is
> not possible to keep the port viable.  So if someone is interested in
> using GNU/Linux on sparc she should consider becoming a kernel
> maintainer.

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
User of Debian, The Universal Operating System -

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