I've now completed my build of oi-userland on SPARC hardware, at least to the extent that was possible with oi_151a8 . Yes, the latest OI SPARC ISO is version oi_151a8 . This is a major obstacle to Hipster development on the SPARC platform.
I propose, first of all, to create a Hipster ISO. It won't be current, but it will be a much better base for further development. With this as a base, I and other developers will be able to build many more oi-userland packages. I also propose to create a SPARC package repository to go along with the ISO. Any SPARC developer will be able to contribute to this repository. I haven't built illumos-gate, but perhaps other developers have already done this, and can contribute packages. If not, I can do it. We need a few facilities to proceed with this plan. One is a set of instructions for creating ISOs, particularly the text ISO, along with a list of packages to be included. We also need a repository for SPARC packages, with a mechanism to permit any SPARC developer to upload packages to this repository. Finally, we need storage for a few ISO files. The ultimate goal, of course, is an automatic procedure for building SPARC packages from the same code base as the current x86 packages. -- -Gary Mills- -refurb- -Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada- _______________________________________________ oi-dev mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/oi-dev