I'm actively pushing the PPC implementation of V8 into the Google code base
- however this takes time, and they are only (logically) interested in
bleeding_edge commits.

I don't expect to see PPC support in upstream V8 prior to 3.30 or beyond
(it's currently at 3.29).  Many users of libv8 expect 3.14. The V8 APIs
continue to change in breaking ways, so newer versions are not drop in

And yes - our PPC implementation has 32/64 BE/LE and simulation (Intel
Linux). Pretty much every combination. I will mention that some PPC
implementations (freescale) do not implement some of the FPU instructions
we depend on (or they've got an alternative implementation that is not

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From:   Breno Leitao <bren...@br.ibm.com>
To:     Jérémy Lal <kapo...@melix.org>, 760...@bugs.debian.org, Andrew
Date:   09/10/2014 08:42 AM
Subject:        Re: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#760994: Support ppc64el platform

Hi Jérémy,
On 09/09/2014 04:16 PM, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> The only thing that worries me is that upstream V8 doesn't seem to be
> supporting that ppc port. Is it ?
I understand that this code also covers powerpc 32 bits. At least, that is
the owner (Andrew) of the code told me.

Anyway, let me copy him to it, to assure that this is correct.
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