Xubuntu on PowerPC (ports)
charlie at keepingdreams.org
Fri Jul 11 03:16:04 UTC 2008
On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:37:25 -0500
"Jim Campbell" <jwcampbell at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wanted to inquire about the state and plans of the PowerPC build of
> Xubuntu (and PowerPC for other Ubuntu flavors). We've been getting a daily
> error on the Xubuntu PPC Intrepid builds for some time , and I haven't
> heard any talk on the matter recently, so I wanted to check with the group.
> From my perspective, there are a couple of factors involved. Of course,
> Macs aren't currently being shipped with PowerPC processors, so anyone
> trying to run X/K/Ubuntu on a Mac is going to be running older hardware.
> The flip-side of that is those running older hardware would be most likely
> to want to run Xubuntu (vs. Ubuntu or Kubuntu). Do we have anyone who is
> working to maintain this port for Xubuntu? I don't think that we do.
> I'm a bit naive on this matter - there may be a team that's working on this
> - I know that there's an ubuntu-powerpc IRC channel. Of course, the issue
> may also just be something on the Ubuntu server end that is preventing the
> builds from being generated correctly, making this a moot point. Does
> anyone have any thoughts or insights on this?
I wasn't aware that we were developing a version for the PPC. I have
seen and responded to many questions about the versions available for
them in the last month. It would be great to have a new version for the
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