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Re: AMD 64 support

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 02:03:49PM -0700, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> RedHat employees have said they openly encourage people to port Fedora to
> other architectures.  So the fedora community can take Fedora where they
> want it to go; but RedHat likely won't act as the catalyst for things like
> an x86_64 port.  All understandable, its just frustrating in that they've
> obviously done the required work; and they are perfectly content with
> having the Fedora community duplicate that effort of formalizing 64bit
> library and 32bit library coexistance and so on.  For all I know RedHat
> will weigh in and advise on such decisions.

What duplication?  The biarch work needs no duplication.  We're not
holding anything back; we just haven't cut iso images yet.

> So that said, has there been any big picture planning for how x86_64
> support will be added to Fedora Core?  A list of which tasks need to be
> accomplished, who the stakeholders that will be contributing are, etc.

Testing, testing, testing, and more testing.

I expect that ISO images will be available either from Justin or
Red Hat soon.  When they are, test them.

> We may even want a new fedora-amd64-devel fedora redhat com mailing list
> for the cause.  Actually it might be nice if a fedora-<arch>-devel
> mailing list were created for each architecture the Fedora community deems
> worthy.

I'd rather keep it all here on one list where everyone sees what is
going on.


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