Op 25-nov-09 schreef Larry Stotler:
Just got this answer from a bugzilla
Michael Loeffler about why there wasn't a PPC version of 11.2:
"we (Novell/SUSE employees) won't provide a
ppc distribution anymore. The effort
for such a code stream is not justified by 0.3% out of all installations (see
Distribution of architecture at http://en.opensuse.org/Statistics
Nevertheless we will support anyone who'd like to take over the task to build
an openSUSE ppc distribution."
So, what's the interest in trying to keep the
PowerPC port alive?
With such a small user base, I agree it doesn't make sense for them to
continue to do it(although I was under the impression that the POWER
port of SLEx was based on openSUSE so I'm not sure what the status of
that is going to be either).
I have several viable Powermacs that can run openSUSE.
uses it on a Pegasos PPC machine.
So, what's the interest? I'm not sure how
much help I can be other
than testing but I'd like to find out who else is using or wanting to
use openSUSE on PPC.
Thank you for your effort.
As I am looking for a road forward in view of the fact
that Apple dropped their PPC machines from support
I selected openSuse.
There is a G4 Mini - running openSuse 10.3 and regularly
updated. Not used every day but still very well on this
There is a G5 Dual 1.8 waiting to be useful again, and it
has a 11.1 installation but not good. The desktop keeps
As for going to 11.2, all the iso's I downloaded wouldn't
boot. I'll wait and try the next factory distro as soon
In the meantime I am unclear about the factory process. Is
it just names like that because it is unclear what the
status of the code is? Or some other reason?
By the way, I have used YDL but they don't mention PPC
in their latest announcements I think.
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