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Re: [suse-axp] is dead too :( [announce] SuSE Linux 8.1 Alpha Edition available.
From: Bryan W. Headley (bwheadleyearthlink.net)
Date: Mon May 26 2003 - 10:24:28 CDT
Maurice Hilarius wrote:
> With regards to your message at 05:20 PM 5/24/03, Uncle George. Where
> you stated:
>> did you not write this
>> "Have a beef - contribute!"
>> Its also somewhat counter productive to the continual support of the
>> alpha line, if all you have to suggest is to go use another 64bit
>> machine architecture.
> George, the whole point of this discussion is 64 bit OS and 64 bit
> Are you planning to buy a new Alpha system some time soon?
> I doubt it.
> OTOH, there is a very good viable platform now in Opteron, at a very
> reasonable price.
> The way this is going it will soon sound like some Atari ST or Amiga
> users list.
> While we are on this list to provide support and a bit for nostalgia
> sake, the fact is "it's over" as far as Alpha is concerned.
Not necessarily. But your days of having HP (DEC) pay RH to do a port
are over. Now it is the efforts of people who keep ports alive in their
Or people who keep packages alive, and have set up a process where
hardware support is derived from having those packages be compiled in a
server farm. The latter is how Debian works. They keep a 'farm' of the
hardware platforms they support, and compile virtually everything on
every platform (the ridiculous is weeded out -- PCI utilities are only
compiled on platforms that HAVE PCI).
To see this at work, you should have seen how fast the Debian 3.0
platform got moved to the PA-Risc platform (the HP/Apollo risc processor
line, which has since become the basis for Intel's 64-bit offerings)
Anyway, you guys aren't dead, your goose is not cooked, and if you
really want a RH-flavored dist, follow what Spot Calloway did with the
Aurora Project for the Sparc..
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