[haiku-development] Re: Porting Haiku to a current PowerPC hardware

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:31:48 +0200

On 2010-04-28 at 14:12:48 [+0200], Gabriele Biffi <mlist@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Philippe Ferrucci wrote:
> > http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=hardware&pid=2
> >
> > Another great benefit for Haiku is that ACube Systems could sell
> > their computer with Haiku pre-installed. This will show Haiku to a
> > wider audience and it can be a nice move for the system.
> What benefit? What audience? The only people interested in that machine
> are PPC and Amiga die-hards and server farms, and the latter two aren't
> interested in Haiku.
> There's some curiosity about it, but that's all. Acube will not sell
> more machines thanks to Haiku, and Haiku will not get more users thanks
> to it.

The benefit for Haiku would be to have a complete port for another 
architecture. Whether support for that particular board would attract any 
new users, I cannot say, but it would definitely help to get Haiku to work 
on PPC Macs.

CU, Ingo

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