[Mageia-dev] We must port Mageia to ARM and PowerPC!

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 23:56:44 CET 2011

Op dinsdag 22 februari 2011 23:53:01 schreef André Machado:
> I was watching now and I realized that both mageia and Mandriva have ports
> for both i586 and x64 architetures.
> When Mageia is released, she will compete directly with Mandriva, even
> though this is not your intention, Many Mandriva users will not want to
> migrate to Mageia and here is the clever.
> Nowadays, they are increasingly common netbooks and tablets with ARM
> processors. In addition, there are still people with PowerPC Macs or
> PlayStations, which also use this processor.
> If we port Mageia for these architectures, we can grab a larger share of
> users, including fans of Mandriva, which could run a distro similar to
> that love on machines that do not support it.
> Of course, this is not a trivial task and maybe cannot be done right now
> but think in the short term, this should be viable and will help spread
> the distro. It should not be difficult to find someone who has a computer
> with these features and want to build the distro. Of course, Mageia
> Foundation is busy with Alpha1 and a port would require more tests. Maybe
> for next year? I ask what are the difficulties in doing this?
> Of course we don't need have a large range of architetures such like Debian
> or NetBSD, but these - ARM and PowerPC - are essentials.

iinm rtp (forgot real name, sorry) plans on doing ARM.

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