Recent GNOME ports breakage

Randall Wood rhwood at
Sat Feb 3 08:00:39 PST 2007


Recently a number of ports required for GNOME programs were broken  
for PowerPC (G3/4/5) platforms (for about half these ports, this  
break was from fixing problems on the Intel platform). I am  
attempting to track down working fixes for these ports and hope to  
have everything fixed by 10 Feb 07.

We apologize for these problems.

If anyone has suggestions about how to avoid this situation in the  
future, other than requiring that maintainers (who are all  
volunteers) test their ports on both PowerPC and Intel platforms (a  
requirement that most of us can't afford to meet for both time and  
money reasons), please feel free to chime in with a suggestion.

Randall Wood
rhwood at

"The rules are simple: The ball is round. The game lasts 90 minutes.  
All the
rest is just philosophy."

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