[fpc-devel] FPC for FreeBSD/PowerPC

Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) charlie at scenergy.dfmk.hu
Tue Aug 8 21:26:14 CEST 2017

Hi Marco,

On Tue, 8 Aug 2017, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > FreeBSD for PowerPC never existed in FPC (it's not even in the internal
> > platform list, only FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/x86-64).
> I started on it, but stopped due to lack of time.

Mind if I fiddle with these things? I don't intend to break anything, and
I defnitely seek your input, but I at least intend to care a bit about
NetBSD on the CPUs we support and I have access to hardware. Of course you
can't avoid other BSDs in the process anyway, so there will be overlaps
for sure.

> Regularly older calls are replaced by newer calls, but while this is an
> organic process, but unfortunately it doesn't happen in all of the BSDs at
> the same time or even at all.

The questions is, can I just go in and upgrade our syscall interface to
the newer calls (where makes sense), or do we intend to support older
systems too? I'd say should just upgrade to latest and greatest,
especially if a given platform is neglected/was broken or barely
maintained otherwise. Any objections?

> I don't think there are general rules, best is to discuss it one specific
> issue at a time with the relevant maintainers.

Well, see my first question above. :)


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