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From: Burcin Erocal <burcin@...>
Subject: Re: Dropping ia64-linux - anyone care?
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:34:42 +0100
On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:29:00 -0600
Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o> wrote:

> Fabian and I discussed dropping ia64-linux support. Time to face
> reality, we don't use it and we don't test it... Does anyone out there
> care about ia64-linux?

I do. :)

There are still many scientific users who have itanium boxes left
around. Even if they are migrating away from them, I'm sure these are
still used if possible.

I haven't tried prefix on an ia64 box yet. We have one with gentoo on
it already. I can use that if you need someone to test stuff.


I don't mean to hijack the thread, but here is some context:

I've been developing a (math oriented) scientific software distribution
[1] based on gentoo-prefix and sage-on-gentoo [2]. This relies on the
compiler and toolchain on the host instead of building everything from
scratch. Progress is rather slow, since I don't have much time to work
on this, but it's getting there.

[1] https://bitbucket.org/burcin/sage-prefix
[2] https://github.com/cschwan/sage-on-gentoo

It can build Sage [3] with all it's dependencies (modulo jmol - a java
application for 3D graphs) on various linux distros. I don't have
access to any OSX machines other than a 10.5 PPC box, where everything
that doesn't need a fortran compiler works. I've had reports that OSX
10.6 is in a similar state.

[3] http://sagemath.org/

I'd appreciate any comments and suggestions about how to go about this.
I didn't have any gentoo developer experience when I started. I'm sure
there are quite a lot of thing I need to learn.


Cheers,
Burcin


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Re: Dropping ia64-linux - anyone care?
-- Jeremy Olexa
Re: OT: gcc-apple and fortran support
-- Fabian Groffen
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