For your consideration: Secondary Architectures in Fedora

Jarod Wilson jwilson at
Wed May 30 13:59:47 UTC 2007

Oliver Falk wrote:
> On 05/30/2007 03:28 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Wednesday 30 May 2007 09:25:54 Chris Lumens wrote:
>>>> 4) Red Hat/Fedora doesn't have any Alphas around?
>>> Well, a lot of us have one collecting dust in the closet (or acting as
>>> a stand for a Power Mac...) but I don't know that RH itself has any
>>> Alphas.
>> And Red Hat shouldn't be the de-facto provider of your secondary hardware.  
>> Part of the point here is that if we're going ot have these arches, there is 
>> going to need to be a community keeping them going.  The work and burden 
>> shouldn't always fall back on Red Hat as it has in the past.  We don't want 
>> to be like the other distros that are pooping out arch support just so that 
>> they can list something else on their webpage.  If we're going to have an 
>> arch, it needs to be a viable and active community who will be self 
>> sufficient.  We're providing the tools and software infrastructure to make 
>> their arch happen, but they need to bring people and machines.
> Oh... Jesse, you didn't get me correct. I don't want RH to actually DO
> the hosting/housing/whatever for us. I was just wondering if there are
> any Alphas around, that could be (re-)used. And yes, I was also asking,
> if RH want's to house/host/buy some Alphas, if they want to do so fine,
> if not, that's also OK.

maddog doesn't live too far from here, and I seem to recall him telling 
me he had quite a few alpha boxen collecting dust in his house...

Jarod Wilson
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