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From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl>
To: "Norman Diamond" <ndiamond@despammed.com>,
	"Roland Dreier" <roland@topspin.com>
Cc: "Adrian Bunk" <bunk@fs.tum.de>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] kill off PC9800
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 00:33:23 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200405180033.23202.bzolnier@elka.pw.edu.pl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <05af01c43c5a$786e6340$b7ee4ca5@DIAMONDLX60>


Just to get back on topic...

We want to kill PC9800 port because it is a dead code
(unfinished and unmaintained) but developers still have
to waste time on updating it while making some unrelated
changes.

It has nothing to do with not liking PC9800 hardware
or thinking that it is obsolete.

PPC port in contrary to PC9800 one has very active developers.

On Monday 17 of May 2004 23:59, Norman Diamond wrote:
> Roland Dreier replied to me:
> >     Norman> I'll bet that the number of PC9800 machines still in
> >     Norman> existence is an order of magnitude larger than the number
> >     Norman> of PowerPC machines still in existence (including current
> >     Norman> ones).
> >
> > Do you realize that every Apple Macintosh sold for about the last 10
> > years is PowerPC-based?
>
> Do you realize that Apple's market share is still less than NEC's?  And if
> you want to go back 10 years, NEC had about 90% of the PC market and they
> were all 9800 series.
>
> > Not to mention all of IBM's midrange-servers
> > (p and i series).  Plus a huge embedded presense.
>
> OK, NEC's servers are not PCs.  (Or at least they didn't used to be.)  But
> their numbers hardly affect PC statistics.


  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-17 22:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-16  7:35 Norman Diamond
2004-05-16 16:36 ` Adrian Bunk
2004-05-17 21:38   ` Norman Diamond
2004-05-17 21:51     ` Roland Dreier
2004-05-17 21:59       ` Norman Diamond
2004-05-17 22:33         ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz [this message]
2004-05-18  1:04         ` viro
2004-05-17 22:17       ` Joel Jaeggli
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-05-16 17:50 James Bottomley
2004-05-16 21:21 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-16 21:28   ` Jeff Garzik
2004-05-16 21:38     ` James Bottomley
2004-05-17 17:15       ` Jeff Garzik
2004-05-18 20:14   ` Matt Mackall
2004-05-18 20:23     ` Brian Gerst
2004-05-18 20:53       ` Matt Mackall
2004-05-18 21:14         ` James Bottomley
2004-05-16  6:21 Randy.Dunlap
2004-05-16  6:28 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-16 16:16   ` GOTO Masanori
2004-05-16 17:25     ` Randy.Dunlap

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