RFC: Fedora mipsel secondary architecture plan

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 09:24:35 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Aron Xu <happyaron.xu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am writing to ask for your comments about a secondary architecture plan,
> as now a company named Cs2c[1] would like to provide essential manpower
> and other resources (hardware, hosting, etc.) to support fedora-mips port
> to catch up with the primary architectures. First, let me introduce our
> situation:
>  * fedora-mips team's previous works are almost based on 64bit loongson2f
>  hardware, which is little endian (and should be called "mips64el"
>  instead of "mips" when accuracy does matter). The team have already built
> a
>  working n32 ABI Fedora 13.
>  * Cs2c is an OS vender which builds its products based on Fedora.  Now
>  it is determined that the company will work on loongson based
>  architectures in the foreseeable future, hence it would like to support
>  fedora-mips in any way it can (manpower, hardware for porting and
>  building, hosting for koji and mirror servers, etc).
> We'd like to start our work based on F13, to build Koji builders (DONE),
> and build a usable base system by cherry-picking SRPMs from Rawhide,
> then bootstrap koji to do full archive rebuild.
> When F16 is branched, we'll move our focus to it and continue the auto
> builds of Rawhide software, which will make our life easier when F17
> development cycle is kicked off. During F16 development cycle, it is
> expected to meet problems and we may produce a number of patches, these
> patches will be submitted to corresponding package maintainers when it's
> tested to be working. And we wish during the F17 development cycle there
> won't be too much duplicate work to be done.
> Any ideas and/or comments please?
Please submit all patches needed to spec files and any other bugs to
bugzilla and link against a MIPS tracking bug. All issues that need patches
to source code should be submitted directly upstream to the appropriate

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