[PlanetCCRMA] Questions that might be able to be added to the FAQs

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Dec 27 11:42:59 PST 2009

On Thu, 2009-12-24 at 22:21 -0500, William M. Quarles wrote:
> On 12/21/2009 6:59 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 08:59 -0500, William M. Quarles wrote:
> > Fedora 11 is complete (and has been for a while). Fedora 12 is also in
> > pretty good shape, I think only missing the planetccrma-apps package
> > which I need to rework. I seem to never find time to update the web
> > site...
> Well, I guess what I am getting at here is that other open-source 
> projects/repositories out there seem to have multiple people working on 
> them. You are pretty much tackling the whole thing here by yourself 
> while you also have all of those machines at Stanford to worry about too 
> maintaining, too, so I'm trying to see how we can help you in the 
> interest of reducing your burnout while enhancing the production of the 
> software and documentation.


> >>>> 2. How can I contribute to Planet CCRMA (besides branching the software
> >>>> to cover other architectures/distributions)?
> >>>
> >>> If you have specific patches that address problems you could send them
> >>> to me. What other architectures would you be interested in using?
> >>> Distributions?
> >>
> >> I was interested in trying to see if I could get Planet CCRMA RPMS to
> >> build on a ppc-based Power Mac running Fedora with just making the
> >> appropriate changes to config files and spec files of your existing
> >> SRPMs to adjust for the architecture. Do you think that might work?
> >
> > It should work. In fact it should not require changes to the .config
> > files as they are based on the Fedora configuration files which I think
> > still support ppc.
> >
> > I _think_ someone else on the list had done that before (building on
> > ppc)
> I'm sure that there would be some stupid university rules against this, 
> but would there be a way to host a PowerPC build of Planet CCRMA if 
> someone else did the building?

Hmm, interesting idea. I don't think there would be anything in
Stanford's policies that would preclude that. I don't think we have
hardware for that, although I think there are a few mini's that are
about to become obsolete (Carr is working on setting new ones up), maybe
we can use one of them as a builder for plague (the build system I'm

When/If I switch to drupal it may become easier to help... but
everything needs time :-)

-- Fernando

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