Sparc64 doesn't care about you, and you shouldn't care about Sparc64

Daniel Rudy dr2867 at
Thu Nov 26 12:23:11 UTC 2015

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:33 AM, Jukka Ukkonen <jau789 at> wrote:

> I'm all for keeping an architecture like sparc around, as long as
> there's active development and active users. MIPS has both. ARM has
> both. Powerpc has both. Sparc is missing some active developers, but
> it has plenty of FreeBSD users that speak up (and more users that only
> speak up privately.) So, if you want to see sparc64 support continue,
> this requires a grass roots effort to get more development happening -
> either users need to step up, or someone has to start contributing
> money.

I have some Sparc64 hardware myself.  A Sun Fire T2000 server.  Runs OpenBSD just fine.  I tried to get FreeBSD 10.2 installed and the CD boot trapped with illegal instruction.  I don't check this email that often, but I will be willing to run some test builds to see if they will boot/install.

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