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Author: Adam Borowski
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Devuan sparc port
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 09:02:13AM -0700, Fred wrote:
> Hello,
> Will there ever be a sparc64 port of Devuan?

Very very likely no. The focus of this distribution is fixing systemd
caused regression, not porting. And reviving the arch would require a lot
of effort:

Sparc is dead. Oracle killed its hardware in 2016-17, and was mostly
hostile to Linux development for it (and Solaris is now dead, too). The
kernel maintainer did the last commit in Nov 2018, any newer stuff is
someone doing drive-by work to avoid blockers to an unrelated arch-indep
change, same as happens with other dead archs.

It might be tempting to do that effort to allow some hardware not go to
waste, but human time is expensive, hardware cheap -- thus I'd recommend
migrating to a supported arch sooner.

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