Subject: Re: Porting to IBM Risc 6000
To: Greg Lehey <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 04/24/2002 07:01:01
At 12:16 AM 4/24/2002, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>On Friday, 19 April 2002 at 11:22:12 -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > Is there any chance of getting some activity going here?  I have a few
> > machines that I need to make work and AIX is not doing it for us.  I 
> see that
> > Greg Lehey <> from IBM has already offered help and I can
> > offer a test machine, some help porting and testing and perhaps even some
> > cold hard cash if that can help.
>*sigh*  There doesn't seem to be much activity, does there?
>My offer stands.  If anybody needs information, I'll do what I can to
>get it.  I also have a machine here, but I can't guarantee that I can
>make it available to non-IBMers.

I've tried to buy Power3 or Power4 based machines off Ebay but the prices
have always been higher than I want to spend on a hobbyist machine.  It'd
be nice to do powerpc64 support.  I think the prep support is getting
better.  But we still don't anything on the OpenFirmware based machines.
And getting one of those is difficult or expensive.

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