SPARC64?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Feb 15 20:44:42 UTC 2007


On Feb 15, 2007, at 4:03 AM, Giorgio Agrelli wrote:
>> [...] I'm posting to ask about the SPARC64 port of CRUX.  The latest
>> [...] Are there plans to bring this up to date?
>
> if there are, i'm interested too... i can cohoperate with its  
> maintainance
> too... BTW i'm using Johannes' 2.1rc on an ultra5 at home and it  
> works fine,
> just adapt it to udev and get some new ports... I will probably try  
> to install
> it on some Enterprise 450 and maybe on some more recent machines...
> I plan to try a toolchain build soon with recent ports, that's why  
> i want to
> install it at work (because i see my ultra5 only once every two  
> week-ends).

   That sounds good.  Perhaps I will do that on a test machine.

>> home and at work are UltraSPARC machines running Solaris (only a  
>> few are
>> x86, all of which are running CRUX), but more of them would run  
>> CRUX if
>> a more recent release were available.
>
> yes, i'd love that too, but consider that in many enterprise  
> contexts you
> can't do without java (i mean sun java with sun classpath or  
> compatible), and
> there is none for linux/sparc (think that linux/ppc is greatly  
> penalized by
> this either), so solaris is the only choice too often :(

   I actually rather like Solaris (well, releases after 2.6!), so I  
wouldn't really have a problem with that.  But in my current  
installations I'm not running any Java at all, so that won't be an  
issue.

           -Dave

-- 
Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL





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