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On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:29:00 -0600
Jeremy Olexa <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
 based on gentoo-prefix and sage-on-gentoo . 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.
It can build Sage  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.
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.