Linux on PowerPC
Posted Jul 15, 2010 14:59 UTC (Thu) by dwmw2
Parent article: Linux on PowerPC
"The reason that PPC was dropped as a Primary Architecture was because very few people were doing this work. Many packages were being built but didn't work, many more were just not building."
This was never true. There were occasional
build failures, and it was easy enough for the packager to file a bug, exclude the offending architecture from the build, and move on. Most of the time when we investigated those failures they turned out to be generic issues rather than really architecture-specific issues anyway; they just happened to bite on one architecture first due to the phase of the moon.
I believe the biggest issue was from the QA team who objected to to the extra workload of spinning and testing the images — the packages themselves really weren't the problem.
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