[0/13] Patch series description

André Hentschel nerv at dawncrow.de
Thu Feb 21 13:07:45 CST 2013

Am 21.02.2013 07:16, schrieb Saulius Krasuckas:
> * On Wed, 20 Feb 2013, André Hentschel wrote:
>> this patch series removes the broken SPARC support.
>> Reasons:
>>  * It's broken, i wasted enough time already trying to fix that
> It's sad to hear.  Can you be more verbose on brokenness, please?
> Eg. namely what Sparc platform were you using for development?

Not sure anymore, Austin English was so kind to provide a machine with ssh access for me.

>>  * Nobody cares - I sent an e-mail to everyone ever related to 
>> Wine/SPARC based on addresses from our mailing lists - no answer in a 
>> week (and cw also has no customers for it)
> You didn't catch this then:
> http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2004-October/030355.html 
> I care :)

Really? :) I mean this was 2004, and it doesn't look like you took action on this.
Did you read e.g. http://wiki.winehq.org/SPARC or http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24142 in the meantime?
Oh and you asked about learning SPARC assembler... It's quite easy to learn and a clever architecture, but anyway:
>>  * If someone _would_ care the right thing to do would be a clean SPARC 
>> 64-bit port
> So, the old port was 32-bit or mixed or what?

Yes, the old port was 32-bit only.

>>  * It really can confuse people (more than a ARM/ARM64 port xD)
> You mean random readers about host platforms Wine runs on;)?

OK, not the best point, i agree :) I think i meant to talk about Wine/SPARC confuses people, so don't mention it anywhere ;)

>>  * SPARC is dead on the Desktop 
> :(
>> And last but not least: I had a bad experience with the Solaris 
>> community regarding Wine/SPARC
> Oh.  Is there any related public messages on the net?  It would 
> interesting to read and know those stories.

Mhh, that was on IRC, looks like there are no logs...


Best Regards, André Hentschel

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