Linked by douglasm on Sun 28th Mar 2010 21:34 UTC
Linux At least two major GNU/Linux distributions have decided to drop PowerPC support; OpenSUSE has dropped support already, and Fedora is going to drop it in Fedora 13.
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RHEL and SLES
by Elv13 on Sun 28th Mar 2010 22:13 UTC
Elv13
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2006-06-12

I wonder how the two parent distribution of Fedora and OpenSUSE will support PPC. On the server side, PPC is still being used by more than 1%. RH dropped Itanium, but not PPC for RHEL6. RHEL6 should be based on F13, so, how is it going to work? They wont have any tester (mostly people using PS3 and G5 mac) to test packages. It will cost more to do the Q.A than it would have cost to compile Fedora PPC packages.

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RE: RHEL and SLES
by sergio on Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:03 in reply to "RHEL and SLES"
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2005-07-06

OpenSuSE's decision clearly hurts Novell business. SLES for PPC is pretty common on System P hardware and without OpenSuSE, Novell has to test and support the platform by themselves. Not good. ;)

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RE: RHEL and SLES
by Rahul on Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:42 in reply to "RHEL and SLES"
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2005-07-06

Fedora has a build system for PPC and will continue to do builds and releases depending on how much of the community steps up to do it. IBM is part of that community for example and can participate just like any other volunteer.

RHEL has to do extensive QA in-house for RHEL regardless of Fedora and testing focused on enterprise features tend to be quite different from what the community tends to care about. They are essentially two different although there is some overlap.

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