[Openmcl-devel] PowerPC port is about to die

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 02:28:20 PDT 2015

"R. Matthew Emerson" <rme at clozure.com> writes:

> PowerPC port, your life force is running out.
> In fact, the PowerPC port is all but dead now.  Maybe it's a zombie, if you're an optimist.
> We haven't had any working PowerPC hardware since January. So, as
> things stand, PowerPC binaries will not be included with the 1.11
> release that I am just now starting to put together.
> I do not really expect anyone to care very much about the PowerPC
> port, but I thought I would mention it. Maybe all zero of you PowerPC
> users out there can band together and help keep the port alive by
> providing some hardware or funding or both.
> Joking aside, as long as keeping the port alive is not a lot of
> trouble, I would like to do so, if only because it's the only
> big-endian port. But, I think we're getting to the point now where
> keeping it alive is going to be a fair amount of trouble.
I'm using the Power7 machine provided by GCC Compile Farm
https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/CompileFarm for SBCL development. It also has a
little-endian Power8 setup.

With best regards, Stas.

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