[fpc-pascal]m68k and PPC development
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Wed Oct 10 11:38:04 CEST 2001
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> 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.
NetBSD is more advanced on 68000's. I'm currently trying to install it onto my '030, but
have some problems with bad sectors on disks.
You'll probably a customised apple HD setup for that. (so that it recognizes non Apple HDs)
> Are your PPC's Apple branded? New world/Old world? Do they have PCI or NuBus?
> All NuBus PPC macs are also cursed to run mkLinux (if at all.) It's kind of a
> weird Linux that is based on a Mach micro kernal rather that monolithic. Apple
> had a hand in it at some point. I really doubt you'll get any funky windows
> managers running under it (though don't quote me on that) but it should suffice.
There seems to be starting to get a monolithical PPC Performa kernel too. But like mklinux it
is all vague.
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