Hi Adrian
The reason that I think PPC is related is that, if it is also BE then PPC users 
may have solved some of the compatibility problems that we experience. I 
realize that there's  a difference in this between PPC and Sparc; but some of 
the PPC  fixes can at least suggest Sparc fixes as long as they have stayed BE. 
IBM is putting considerable effort into this.

I talked with an IBM consultant at the X11 conference in Montreal two years 
ago. But we didn't discuss Sparc. And I didn't discuss IBM changing to LE. Is 
it true?

Cheers -- Rick

On November 7, 2021 5:18:54 p.m. EST, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz 
<glaub...@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>Hello Rick!
>On 11/7/21 22:44, rl...@leirtech.com wrote:
>> This thread below claims that Big-Endian is dead (2015). It says that IBM 
>> changed
>> their PowerPC's from BE to LE. Also that web developers assume LE.
>Not sure how your comment is  related to the original question but let me just 
>add this:
>- IBM's s390x architecture is fully supported and one of IBM's cash cows and 
>it's big-endian
>- IBM's AIX operating system which IBM is still actively developing and 
>selling is big-endian
>> Adrian explained the problem in Firefox a while ago, it was complex.
>Not really. Firefox on Solaris/SPARC exists and works. It's not complex, it's 
>just that I am
>doing the work here alone. I was planning to write an answer to this mail but 
>I haven't gotten
>around to doing that.
>> The words of Linus:
>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/4/24/606
>> Linux Plumbers Congress 2020:
>> https://lwn.net/Articles/829733/
>Linus is not the center of the universe.
> .''`.  John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
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