Subject: Challenge: getting crosscompiling product-ready.
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/24/2007 23:53:55
I was at the Systems computer fair yesterday, and the "T2" project[1] was 
near us. They claim that their packaging system can compile about 50% of 
the 2.500 pkgs in their "T2" packaging system as crosscompiling.

Uli Habel tried to convince me that NetBSD will have that within six 
months too - unfortunately he didn't accept my bet on it, so here we are:

First one to get pkgsrc in a shape that >1.000 packages can be 
crosscompiled by bulk builds within six months (i.e. by, say, May 1st 
2008), will get the twice amount I was willing to bet yesterday, i.e. 
200EUR[2] in total.

Any takers?

  - Hubert

[2] I know 200EUR is peanuts on a real scale, but for a poor
     PhD student, it's a bit. Maybe others want to add to that.