svn commit: r203427 - stable/6/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/alpha

Wilko Bulte wilko at
Wed Feb 3 12:35:44 UTC 2010

Author: wilko
Date: Wed Feb  3 12:35:42 2010
New Revision: 203427

  Add some blurb on what Alpha systems are a safe bet for still working with
  Triggered by: some emails sent to me.


Modified: stable/6/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/alpha/proc-alpha.sgml
--- stable/6/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/alpha/proc-alpha.sgml	Wed Feb  3 12:00:57 2010	(r203426)
+++ stable/6/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/alpha/proc-alpha.sgml	Wed Feb  3 12:35:42 2010	(r203427)
@@ -13,6 +13,20 @@
   <title>Supported processors and motherboards</title>
+  <para><emphasis>NOTE NOTE NOTE</emphasis></para>
+  <para>&os; 6 is the last release of &os; to support the Alpha
+  platform.  I have been asked which Alpha system models have the 
+  best chance of working, given the more and more limited testing performed
+  on a more and more restricted set of different machine types.</para>
+  <para>The binary distributions of &os; /alpha were built on a DS10 machine.
+  By coincidence I had a DS20L available for testing too.  All in all this
+  makes DS10, DS10L or DS20L your best best bet.  DS20 and DS20E are
+  also fairly safe.  Loosely speaking these models are the last EV6 based systems
+  released.  Systems to explicitely avoid are the old AS2100 and AS2100A.
+  This also applies to the neat DS15, it was never supported.</para>
   <para>Additions, corrections and constructive criticism are invited. In 
   particular, information on system quirks is more than welcome.</para>

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