[fpc-devel] FPC for FreeBSD/PowerPC

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Aug 10 13:34:21 CEST 2017

In our previous episode, Curtis Hamilton said:
> I just formally subscribed to this mailing list.
> I'm interested in fpc on FreeBSD/PowerPC, however, I don't want to 
> create any additional work nor break something that's not broken.

Just try to keep your patches small (no major restructuring or reformatting
without conferring), and keep a log of the choices/reasoning you've made.

> being said, I'm willing to work on this alone or with anyone who is also 
> interested. My personal work target is for PowerPC 64-bit (Power Mac 
> G5), I do have 32-bit PowerPC (Power Mac G4) hardware available to me. 
> FreeBSD runs on G4 and G5 Power Macs.
> FYI, I did the work on getting native java (OpenJDK8) support on powerpc64.

I've g4+g5 hardware, but little time and room to keep it running. (if they
start at all nowadays, battery). I'm not very fluent in PPC asm though.

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