[lug] new distro

chris fool at dfw.net
Mon Oct 7 12:10:08 MDT 2002

On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 10:51:15AM -0600, David Morris wrote:
> Yes, there are a few exceptions if you want to use one of
> the architectures that is less supported for Linux such as
> Alpha, or (lately) Sparc (note *Sparc*, not *UltraSparc*).
> But if you are using one of these machines, you already know
> you are in for less then perfect compatibility with
> everything under the sun.

(no pun intended, i assume?  suns under the sun..)

i was actually just wondering what the state of sparc and ultrasparc
linux is these days?  about 2-3 years ago, i was carefully following
the status of ultrasparc linux and using an ultra distro on some other
(non-ultra) sparcstations.  i got the impression that development
kinda slowed on the distro at least (if not the kernel, go davem!)..

anyone using a recent distro on sparc or ultra hardware?  i have
some that i'm thinking about sticking in long term storage but could
pull out in the next couple weeks if there's something worthwhile to
run on it (solaris 2+ not being it, and sunos, well, it was good in its

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