[fpc-devel] MIPS64

Nikolai Zhubr n-a-zhubr at yandex.ru
Wed Aug 13 22:05:25 CEST 2014

Hello devels,

I've recently discovered that some mips64 devices have become quite 
affordable. Namely, EdgeRouter Lite (Dual-core mips64 500MHz, 512Mb RAM) 
is roughly $100. Because I already run two older (32-bit) mips boxes for 
fpc tasks, I thought I could probably add yet this newer device, if it 
could make any use for fpc development. (Although unfortunately I 
wouldn't develop myself, as I know exactly nothing about mips 
architecture and am short of time anyway)

One evident problem is lack of (official) ports of "normal" linux 
distributions. EdgeRouter Lite comes with some kind of debian 6 out of 
the box, however it was released by Cavium not Debian and therefore 
could be messy. Gentoo claims to support it officially though 

What do you think? Would someone be interested in remote access to such 
device with some sort of linux environment?

As an (mostly) unrelated note: fpc testsuite web access seems to be 
broken currently?

Thank you!

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