Status of PPC

Larry Cafiero larry.cafiero at
Mon May 10 00:26:56 UTC 2010

All the same, Gerard, there are some people, like me, who still use Fedora
on PowerPC architecture. So while Apple no longer creates PPC machines, and
I cannot speak for PlayStation, the fact that there are still a lot of
PPC-based Apple hardware still running (a testament to Apple's hardware
quality which, with a few exceptions, is fairly top-notch) is something that
shouldn't be ignored, despite dwindling numbers.

This is probably not the right place to talk about this, however it bears

Larry Cafiero

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Gerard Braad <gbraad at>wrote:

> Hi Rahul,
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 1:38 AM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at>
> wrote:
> > We have moved PPC to a secondary architecture in Fedora and made no
> > formal announcement about it so far.
> I do not want to upset anybody, but I recently had to edit the page
> for the Secondary Architectures and asked one of the members of the
> PPC team why they had two different groups for their effort; being
> ppc32 and ppc64. I changed the page as they both referred to the same
> project :-s. The team member responded: 'However, due to fact that
> PowerPC is decaying, nobody cares'.
> Somehow he is correct about this. Apple does not create any hardware
> based on the PowerPC... even Sony dropped the alternative OS support
> in their Playstation's... so, it will be hard to get a consumer device
> that runs a PowerPC. Is it therefore a good idea to mention it? IMHO
> it would be a belated announcement for a dying platform. :-(
> kind regards,
> Gerard - 吉拉德
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