[fpc-pascal]m68k and PPC development

Brad Campbell brad at seme.com.au
Wed Oct 10 11:26:31 CEST 2001

Full_Name wrote:
> Quoting Brad Campbell <brad at seme.com.au>:
> > G'day all,
> >
> > I have just picked up a couple of PPC machines and an '040 68k machine.
> > With linux on them, would they be suitable for helping with compiler
> > development? I figure I'd like to help the porting effort if I can..
> The 68000 machine is probably past it Linux wise. If it will run Linux, it will
> be mkLinux which is probably not the best linux in the world, but will suffice.

Ok, the PPC macs are PCI and run Debian, the m68k mac also runs Debian..
I have been running linux on the m68k Mac for 12 months, I would not consider it
past it at all.. In fact, I have an old iiSi with an '030 that also runs debian.
It's a bit slow but it's still a 68k Mac, and with a ppp link to the rest of my
network. So no, all of my machines run a native kernel.

> > Who to contact?
> Have a look at Pascal Central (http://pascal-central.com).. they had a whole
> page on porting Free Pascal to the PPC at one point. Maybe someone else will
> step in here too ;-)

I will do just that.. 

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