Am Montag, 20.01.03, um 16:58 Uhr (Europe/Rome) schrieb Justin Davies:
I know this may sound over the top, but why don't
we just make it
ourselves ? Olaf, the ppc kernels you work on, do you release the
changes ? Are they still workable on the end user PPC systems, ibpook
optimisations etc ?
All we have to do is then have our autobuild to spit out the ppc
Olaf, how viable is this from a legal perspective and the stance of
suse on this ?
Seeing my own time-limit, it doesn't sound very convincing to me to
start another Linux distribution without (?) urgent need for.
Especially not for the small "market" of PPC users (who, like me, seem
to get more and more comfortable with OSX :-/
And - as Kevin pointed out in his mail - there are still good working
distributions for almost any need.
The more important question to me is: Is there a distribution that
gives me an (as far as possible) identical working environment on my
Laptop (PPC), some desktop machines I use (x86 and PPC) and (soon) on a
server (x86). And (as hobby-evangelist :-) that I can advise other
people to use, even if they are newbies - at least as long as I can be
contacted for help.
So, therefore, the answer seems to be clearly Debian - or has anyone
any better suggestions? Among other reasons, there will never be
problems like in this case with SuSE: stopping the development because
there are not enough users.
(ex-suse employee :o)
On Mon, 2003-01-20 at 15:51, Bernd Kulawik wrote:
Hi PPC-linux users,
Here's what I got today from SuSE as answer on my question for a new
"Leider muss ich Sie enttäuschen, denn eine neue PPC-Distribution von
SuSE Linux ist wegen verhältnismäßig geringen Nachfrage nicht geplant.
Es wird lediglich für den professionellen Einsatz auf Serverhardware
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for i-series and p-series geben.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
"I'm sorry, but a new PPC Distribution by SuSE Linux is not planned
because of the small amount of interest.
There will be only the SuSE Linux Enterprise 8 for professional usage
on server hardware [IBM] i-series and p-series.
because I also prefer to have the same distribution on different
hardware (x86 at work and PPC private) I would say: let's switch to
Justin Davies - Linux Administrator
Cinesite Europe Ltd.
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