Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 23:28 UTC, submitted by Barana
Morphos MorphOS 2.7 has been released, and it's mostly a bug-fix release. The one thing that stood out to me is that some work has gone into fixing bugs for several PowerPC G4 chips - more specifically, models used in PowerBook G4s. MorphOS has been demonstrated on the PowerBook G4, but official support for it has not been released yet.
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Comment by fran
by fran on Sat 4th Dec 2010 23:54 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Will it be in the best interest of MorpOS to only support PowerPC?
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against power-pc but Macs able to run it is becoming outdated and scarce.
It seems the only new ready assembled computer you can buy able to run Morp (other than old Macs) is from Genesi. The Genesi Open Desktop Workstation
http://www.genesi-usa.com/products/opendesktop
This product is not listed on it's online store.

Some Linux distribution has also stopped supporting PowerPC officially. Fedora for one.

It's much easier said than done, but would'nt it be in MorpOS best interest to port to other architectures as well?

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RE: Comment by fran
by Fool on Sun 5th Dec 2010 11:16 in reply to "Comment by fran"
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2009-10-17

With the developer resources available it makes sense to support commonly available PowerPC hardware. Those outdated Macs aren't that scarce, certainly not compared to the Genesi Open Desktop Workstation which is no longer available and produced in comparatively miniscule numbers. You fail to mention any specific architecture and present an argument why resources would be better spent such an effort.

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RE[2]: Comment by fran
by fran on Sun 5th Dec 2010 12:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by fran"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I'm not even going to elaborate on other architectures or reasons why. It's self evident.

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