Highly optimized IA-64 compiler ported to FreeBSD
saifi.khan at twincling.org
Thu Mar 12 04:05:57 PDT 2009
On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, C. wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been working primarily on the port of Open64 to OpenSolaris, but that's
> probably not interesting. The interesting part is that I've slowly been
> merging my work with another FreeBSD developer. I know Open64 generates
> highly optimized code for IA-64 and thought to see if anyone in the community
> wants to help participate/test.
> Original port: (Not updated to include fixes, but still may be useful)
> If you don't know what Open64 is or why you should care.. (The release notes
> for 4.2 should give some idea..)
> Another developer and I are trying to overcome two additional problems with
> 1) Documentation needs a lot of work
> 2) There's not real /community/ for open collaboration
> For the first problem we're just slowly collecting all research and current
> documentation available. Currently, we are mostly trying to focus on
> documenting the different sections of the code and what each phase does. From
> there we'll strengthen the retargetting guide and I may make a paper on the
> OpenSolaris/FreeBSD port.
> The second problem is more social though. We've setup an irc channel and
> putting in the extra work to find not only those who are doing the research,
> but also the end users.
> So feel free to drop by or recommend a friend take a look to help spread the
i'll be keen to participate and help.
Please let me know, if the compiler source code has been
released under BSD or Apache Software (ASL) license ?
Please let me know.
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