[Dev] [FSF][PPC] Fwd: [gnu.org #1326235] Parabola: a future libre PowerPC distro

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Mon Oct 29 13:00:13 GMT 2018

just to note that there is a thread on the gnu-linux-libre list[1]
where this had been discussed over the course of a month while the parabola PPC port was been developed - that thread was started by the FSF asking if any FSDG distros were working on PPC support - in the last message there[2], andreas had released a preview tarball and asked for feedback and to generally "open the floor to any discussions about the future of the port" - as far as i know, no feedback came and no further work has been done on the port since then

that was just to say that the recent message quoted in this thread had
added no new information that the FSF did not already know - so i take
john's response like "tell us some more details" is just a reflection
of that fact - you could have simply bumped the existing thread with a
"hey, has there been any progress recently" or "hey, has anyone from
the FSF tried the preview release and has any comments or suggestions?"
- the original post had mentioned some "partners" that were interested
in evaluating the port and even helping somehow; but whoever they were
did not reveal themselves either - if anything, this will maybe re-spark
the discussion;; but it seems to me there is really nothing new to say
about this on our end - the volley-ball was already fully in the FSF's

[1]: http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2018-05/msg00057.html
[2]: http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2018-06/msg00031.html

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