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Re: Want to test Racket/Chez on powerpc64le?

From: Philip McGrath
Subject: Re: Want to test Racket/Chez on powerpc64le?
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 02:17:26 -0400
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On Mon, Aug 1, 2022, at 5:02 PM, Efraim Flashner wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 03:46:21PM -0400, Philip McGrath wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I have a patch series at 
>> for the Racket 8.5.900 release candidate for the imminent Racket 8.6 
>> release.[1] The patch series also enables Racket CS and the 
>> 'chez-scheme-for-racket' package on systems they haven't supported until 
>> now, such as powerpc64le-linux—at least, I think it does: I'm hoping some of 
>> you can test it. The riscv64-linux, mips64el-linux, and i586-gnu are 
>> similarly situated: I ask particularly about powerpc64le-linux because 
>> Matthew Flatt has tested it upstream (thanks to the GCC Compile Farm).
>> If you just want to help quickly, try this:
>> guix time-machine --url= --branch=zuo 
>> --disable-authentication -- build chez-scheme-for-racket racket
>> and let me know how it goes, either here or at [2]. Allow about an hour for 
>> the build. (So, not *that* quickly …)
>> [...]
>> [2]: 

FYI, I've sent the series as <>, and I also 
updated the branch above. Testing on real hardware would still be very welcome, 

>> (There's still a problem with i586-pc-gnu, probably some missing/different C 
>> flag.)

I ended up adding support for the Hurd as a native backend.


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