[parisc-linux] Puffin sells out!

Alan Cox alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 02:39:00 +0000 (GMT)

> Reported in the Wall Street Journal Dec. 14, 1999, see
> <http://www.linuxcare.com/company/press/1999/12-14-99_puffin.epl>.  It was
> stated that the Puffin Group, a small group of Linux buffs who have been
> helping Hewlett-Packard Co., is being purchased by Linuxcare Inc.  Alex
> Devries and Christopher Beard will become directors within Linuxcare's
> Professional Services Business Unit.
> Is this the end?

That depends what the Puffingroup and HP folks want to do with the port. If
its carrying on as an open public port and HP are willing to open all 
their document access and like to other folks I dont see a problem. If they
work tightly with LC/Puffingroup and trumpet them as their HP Linux porting
heroes then yes its going to be hard for anyone else to justify working for

I doubt HP are dumb somehow. We'll see. Even if HP and LC do most of the
running in their own private little world it doesnt change things like merging
with the main kernel tree and working with folks to sort out interfaces and 
the like.


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Hi all,

About the new cross compiler, does it support floating-point emulation for
PA-RISC 1.1 architecture level 0? In the cross tool, does it support the
source level debugger based on Windows? or gdb only?

your reply will be appreciated. Thanks!

Best regards,
James K.C. Lin,
Winbond Electronics Corp.
Taiwan. R.O.C.

> ----------
> From: 	Mike Shaver[SMTP:shaver@netscape.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, March 10, 1999 PM 10:11
> To: 	hppa-linux@thepuffingroup.com
> Subject: 	Re: [hppa-linux] New cross compiling RPMs
> Phil Schwan wrote:
> > 
> > Mike Shaver just rebuilt Alex's cross compiling RPMs against glibc 2.0
> > rather than 2.1, and they're now available on sod:
> > 
> >
> ftp://sod.res.cmu.edu/pub/parisc/tools/egcs-x-hppa-linux-1.1.1-4.i386.rpm
> > ftp://sod.res.cmu.edu/pub/parisc/tools/binutils-x-hppa-2.9.1-4.i386.rpm
> > 
> > Note that the revision number is still 4, but these are in fact new.
> And hey -- they even work (for me)!
> [shaver@loonie /tmp]$ cat test.c
> int main () { return 0; }
> [shaver@loonie /tmp]$ hppa-linux-gcc -c test.c
> [shaver@loonie /tmp]$ file test.o
> test.o: ELF 32-bit MSB relocatable, PA-RISC, version 1
> [shaver@loonie /tmp]$
> Mike
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