Highly optimized IA-64 compiler ported to FreeBSD
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Mar 12 04:43:31 PDT 2009
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 04:13:07PM +0000, Saifi Khan wrote:
> 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.
> > Patch:
> > http://pkg.osunix.org/open64/open64-opensolaris-fbsd-merged-3-12b.diff.gz
> > svn:
> > https://svn.open64.net/svnroot/open64/trunk
> > Original port: (Not updated to include fixes, but still may be useful)
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~dinoex/ports/open64.tar.gz
> > If you don't know what Open64 is or why you should care.. (The release notes
> > for 4.2 should give some idea..)
> > http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=629880&group_id=34861
> > ------------
> > Another developer and I are trying to overcome two additional problems with
> > Open64
> > 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
> > word.
when I've the time I move my FBSD server from alpha to rx2620.
I'm interested in principle and would be willing to do testing.
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