future of sparc64 (was: Making C++11 a hard requirement for FreeBSD)
linimon at lonesome.com
Sat Oct 7 19:20:28 UTC 2017
On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 07:06:29PM +0000, K. Macy wrote:
> I think that FreeBSD needs to always have one big-endian arch
IMHO it keeps things honest. fwiw, if you fix a port on sparc64 it
will usually fix it on powerpc64 and vice versa (~80% correlation).
But powerpc64 has a (hardware) future and sparc64 doesn't. I run both
at home, but not the powerpc64 continuously. (Actually first typed
"4U" it as "$U". Same idea.)
So, I'm willing to help keep it going (and even loan a machine to the
effort), but I am overcommitted in other areas already.
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