Re: No love for the PPC

From: Geert Uytterhoeven (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 00:57:52 EST

On Sat, 13 Oct 2001, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 12:52:16AM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> > Mike Borrelli writes:
> > > Anyway, the real question is, why does the ppc arhitecture /always/ break
> > > between versions?
> >
> > At the most recent Ottata Linux Symposium, there was a PowerPC
> > session with about 20 people. Somebody did a poll, asking what
> > people used. I was the only person who dared to use a kernel
> > from Linus. Everone else was using the BenH and BitKeeper ones.
> >
> > This is a sorry state of affairs.
> Actually, this is normal for new ports on Linux. PPC is relatively new,
> m68k is developed with their own cvs, as is Intel IA64. I'm sure others
> will be able to quote about other arches...

Nah, m68k still doesn't have its own CVS, due to `political' issues :-(



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that. -- Linus Torvalds

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