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Re: Package building


From: Umberto Cerrato
Subject: Re: Package building
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2019 19:15:11 +0000

Please join the Discord. I’m interested in your experience with ppc and ppc64. 
One day I’ll need some help in installing GS in ppc64be (and el) Debian.
Cheers,
Umberto 

> Il giorno 24 nov 2019, alle ore 19:50, Bertrand Dekoninck <address@hidden> ha 
> scritto:
> 
> 
>> Le 23 nov. 2019 à 15:48, Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> 
>>> On 11/20/19 12:28 PM, David Chisnall wrote:
>>> 
>>> I'm happy to take contributions for the assembly paths for other 
>>> architectures.  We currently have:
>>> 
>>> - x86-32
>>> - x86-64
>>> - AArch32
>>> - AArch64
>>> - MIPS (at least n64 works, I think o32 and n32 are there but untested).
>>> 
>>> I passionately hate PowerPC assembly, so will definitely not write that 
>>> myself, but anyone who wants to add it is very welcome to do so.  I will 
>>> probably get around to adding RISC-V support at some point.
>> 
>> 
>> this list only lacks in my interest:
>> 
>> - MIPS LittleEndian (as soon as I get the small project with Nikolaus 
>> actually do something useful) or is your implementation already 
>> endian-independent?
>> 
>> - PPC32 (the only thing I have access to) and PPC64 to be accepted by the 
>> mainstream users today
>> 
>> - SPARC32 and SPARC64
>> 
>> 
>> sadly, it has been ages I touched PPC  (which as much as I love CPU concept, 
>> always hated when working in assembly) and SPARC code, but it would be a 
>> nice addition.
>> 
>> On both PPC and SPARC I only use GCC, but... if that works, I'd be tickled 
>> to work lower level again.
>> 
>> Riccardo
>> 
>> 
> 
> I’m happy to see how such a sensitive topic (compilers…)  does progress these 
> days. And I’d really be very happy if the gnustep runtime could run on ppc 
> (both 32 and 64).
> 
> Last time I tried (on debian 8 ppc32, 1 year ago or even more ?) it failed, 
> and I was alone with my questions. The problem was not only the assembly bits 
> (as David said, there is a slower alternative) but some problem with clang (I 
> don’t remember…). I’d be happy to help here and test again. I can’t code any 
> assembly, but I can test on PPC32 and PPC64. I fear I need to install debian 
> sid on  my machines, which is a pain for now. I know you (Ricardo) did 
> install it on a powerbook. Can we have a decent X11 session there, and a 
> decent compiler ? If we can build libobjc on this system, then it’ll be 
> assembly coding time.
> 
> Which is the oldest version of Clang mandatory to build the gnustep runtime 
> (1.9 and 2.0) ? Do we need a specific linker ? I would like to avoid clang’s 
> build and use the distro’s one.
> 
> Bertrand
> 
> 
> 
> 

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