----- "Karanbir Singh" <email@example.com> wrote:
| On 05/21/2010 11:05 AM, James A. Peltier wrote:
| > So what is it that you need? Just for someone like me to actually
| run it? What would be required if I wanted to maintain my own build
| and keep it up to date as an un-official copy?
| Yes, when I did the bootstrap - I had interest from 3 people, 1 of
| then changed jobs and his workplace dropped the ia64 cluster and moved
| to x86_64, the second guy had 1 ia64 machine which developed a problem
| and they didnt think its worth fixing it. I've not heard from the
| chap since. So not sure what is going on.
My machine is not under a support contract from SGI, but also it is in full working condition. In its current state I would go through a graceful degradation if hardware were to fail and keep it running as long as I can. I have lots of spare parts.
| > I'm interested in getting involved and contributing back. Of course
| I'm also not sure how much work is involved just yet.
| There isn't really that much work involved - not nearly as much as
| powerpc/powerpc64 effort. If you are going to put in the effort, it
| might be worth doing something semi official - as long as we can
| the general build and distro policy of / for CentOS and we can get to
| state were we track build packages from i386 / x86-64.
Alright, I'm willing to commit some time, but before diving in, as a general rough overview, what type of timeframe are we looking at to maintain a port? 5-10 hours a day, week, month?
| There is a build machine hosted in the UK ( its a dell 2950 with 2
| 1.4Ghz - couple of gigs of ram and is on a fairly good network ). So
| would need to get together atleast another machine for testing
| I'm guessing you already have some kit in place, which might be usable
Yup, as described and fully operational. I could get other hardware too.
| How much of time are you really going to put into this ? I dont mean
| sound patronising, but it would to be good to work with someone who
| some level of commitment. Given that I have no personal interest in
| ia64, and no hardware of my own that is ia64, and that rhel6 isn't
| to have a ia64 tree; We really dont want to be in a situation
| we put something out, and then struggle to keep things moving
I totally agree and I wouldn't want to put the project into that situation. I have the hardware here running 4.8. I would like to run 5.5 and keep these machines in production for as long as possible. I don't mind work and I'd like to try.
| - KB
| : does'nt mean we cant do one
| : within reason. No one expects anyone to commit on contract, 10
| a week for 5 years. But it should not be a case of only putting this
| effort in through the summer holidays, or a 'quiet phase at work'
This is not at all my intention. I want to keep it going as long as my hardware is running.
| PS: try not top posting
James A. Peltier
Systems Analyst (FASNet), VIVARIUM Technical Director
Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
Phone : 778-782-6573
Fax : 778-782-3045
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.fas.sfu.ca | http://vivarium.cs.sfu.ca
MSN : email@example.com
Does your OS has a man 8 lart?
CentOS-devel mailing list