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From: Agostino Sarubbo <ago@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] The status of the 'minor' arches in gentoo
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 16:04:01
Message-Id: 2415518.JM1V4B20yx@devil
1 In the last time I'm helping some other arches (also arches which I have no
2 interest) because they appears understaffed.
4 Days ago, I tried to make a virtual machine with qemu, for SH since the dev-
5 machine[1] is a bit slow; well, I discovered we have no ISO[2] available and
6 there is no handbook[3] for it.
8 The same thing is for S390/S390X/M68K/. So how I am able to install one of
9 that _supported_ arches if there isn't any sort of guide?
11 An interesting fact is that we have an handbook for MIPS[4], a declared
12 unsupported architecture (does not make sense for me).
14 Another example is that we have no stable keyword on GCC/glibc for m68k and I
15 don't know if I need to use another compiler or another libc.
17 Checking on bugzilla I saw no report for some of those arches, so for me that
18 _partially_ means that probably there are very few users for those arches on
19 gentoo.
21 Now, imho, we have 2 choice:
23 1)Support them with an iso or at least a manual if we can't do an handbook
24 2)Lose the stable keyword and don't waste manpower anymore.
26 What do you think about?
28 Ref:
29 [1]:
30 [2]:
31 [3]:
32 [4]:
33 mips.xml?style=printable&full=1
34 --
35 Agostino Sarubbo / ago -at-
36 Gentoo Linux Developer