List Archive: gentoo-mips
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On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 01:55:20AM +0100, Alexander Fry wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 08:40:53PM -0500, Matt Turner wrote:
> > I'd really like to put Gentoo on my O2s, and can help out myself, but
> > a couple active developers would be nice.
If it's about using Gentoo on your O2, you could look for any Linux
distribution to give you a solid ground and then use gentoo-prefix in
your daily activities. That would even work if you had IRIX on the box,
but is most likely equally experimental as having Gentoo on it.
> Gentoo/MIPS has been pretty much inactive for the past years, mainly due
> to lack of time amongst the development team, but also because it's
> difficult to find powerful enough hardware that allows you to get your
> job done tonight and not in fourteen days.
What might help: Using gentoo-embedded one could emerge a cross
compilation toolchain on a decent compilation machine of any
architecture (sys-devel/crossdev). Then you export that compiler using
sys-devel/distcc and make it available on your slow Gentoo/MIPS box.