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From: Pieter Van den Abeele <pvdabeel@g.o>
Subject: Re: Release Info (long and thorough)
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 22:52:05 +0100

On 10 Feb 2004, at 16:26, Brad House wrote:

>> - What architectures does genkernel support currently?
> I think the PPC people have pretty much refused to commit their 
> profile to that even though
> I've asked on numerous occasions. Everyone seems to defer to someone 
> else.
> It's really really easy guys!  This genkernel was designed to be 
> multi-arch!
> Please commit to  gentoo/src/genkernel_bradmssw asap!

Sorry, but we don't have a profile to commit -yet-.

What are our reasons?

The ppc 2004.0 sneak preview livecds I uploaded yesterday were built 
entirely with catalyst, except for the initrd. We used our own initrd 
because a minimum requirement for a ppc release is stable gcloop 
decompression. Zisofs
does not work on ppc. An updated ppc kde/gnome livecd has been 
requested upon by the store and our users for a while, I therefore 
prioritized releasing a 2004.0 <emphasis added>preview</emphasis added> 
over adding support to a Fisher Price tool, that because of its current 
simplicity we are unable to use for a release including a new kde/gnome 
livecd; The addition of gcloop support to genkernel is the 
responsibility of the genkernel maintainer, not ours.

Another reason is your inability to communicate ppc64 livecd plans to 
me. I expect ppc64 livecds to be exactly the same as a regular ppc 
livecd. If I'm not mistaken you already announced ppc64 livecds on 
-dev, since you're also the genkernel developer, I would expect you to 
be qualified enough to integrate ppc livecd support yourself and allow 
me to spend more time on other assets important to gentoo. My question 
about this to this list (2 feb) is still unanswered. I'll repeat it 

"Is there a possibility ppc64 could integrate ppc32 livecd support into 
catalyst? If I'm not mistaken brad_mssw is closely related to both 
ppc64, catalyst, genkernel and even amd64 for which already livecds 
have been created using catalyst. I guess this would speed up 
development enourmeously."

What is scheduled to happen?

Genkernel will get its ppc profile before 2004.0/ppc. For an accurate 
eta, I need to be able to schedule time for it. What could help 
realizing that is better communication, having an idea about current 
plans for genkernel/catalyst, and better catalyst livecd documentation 
(genkernel docs are fantastic). I have asked for these on this list on 
the 2nd of this month in two separate emails.

Best regards,


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