Discontinuing powerpc builds of Ubuntu desktop?

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 30 12:09:15 UTC 2013


As long as not having a ubuntu ppc build does not lead to it quietly dying
for lubuntu I think it is an entirely rational decision.



On 30 July 2013 12:17, Adam Conrad <adconrad at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:57:30AM +0100, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >
> > If no one says anything to the contrary, I'll adjust the build scripts at
> > the end of the week to drop Ubuntu powerpc.
> Given the lack of new PowerPC desktop hardware, my personal interest
> with my community hat on is in Ubuntu Server on PowerPC, and I don't
> much care about the desktop.  This isn't to say that I don't want to
> keep as much of the archive buildable on PPC as we can, just that I
> don't think we need Ubuntu Desktop images on PPC right now.
> If the situation changes and someone starts producing new PowerPC
> desktop kit again, I'd happily revisit this but, until such a time,
> my real concern is d-i netboot and Ubuntu Server images for IBM and
> Servergy server kit.
> None of the above affects lubuntu, of course, who intentionally
> target low end hardware, and their stuff should continue to function
> on old G4/G5 Macs, at least once we've sorted out some recent kernel
> woes.
> ... Adam
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