[GAP] Itanium and Sparc

Bill Allombert Bill.Allombert at math.u-bordeaux.fr
Sun Jan 29 19:26:38 GMT 2017


On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 08:13:15PM +0100, Max Horn wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> is there anybody here who uses (or knows somebody who uses) GAP on
> either an Itanium system, or a Sparc system?
> 
> I am asking because we ostensibly have support for both in our source
> tree; but I know of nobody who tests GAP on either, and thus it is
> unclear to me whether it even still compiles, let alone works.

See
https://buildd.debian.org/status/logs.php?pkg=gap&arch=sparc
https://buildd.debian.org/status/logs.php?pkg=gap&arch=ia64

> If anybody has such a system and some interest in helping to maintain
> support for either system, I'd be happy to cooperate with them on
> that. Otherwise, I am afraid we should seriously consider removing
> them, so as to not block our ability to refactor the code touched by
> both.

I have some interest in GAP supporting sparc64.
It does not seem to work currently.
<https://buildd.debian.org/status/logs.php?pkg=gap&arch=sparc64>

Cheers,
Bill.



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