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1999 REPORT ARCHIVE

December 3, 1999
News & Announcements
This Week's CVS Activity
State of the Port Summary

News & Announcements
The Quest for PA 2.0 Support
After months of valiant programming efforts from developers around the globe, Philip Rumpf has started the implementation of a virtual memorty management system that should work on PA2.0 processors. This should enable development of PA2.0 IO infrastructure from noble developers such as Sir Grant G Grundler and The Imperial Philip Schwan.
New Puffin!
Mr. Chris Beard and Mrs. Alex deVries are pleased to announce the hatching of a new puffling: Matthew Richard Wilcox, weighing in at 85kg. Mother and child are doing well, in spite of the unusual size of the newly hatched puffball.
Matthew, once weaned, will be working primarily on PA-RISC/Linux development efforts, in the Ottawa Ontario puffin burrow (aka: Burrow #1).
Bremen mini-Puffin-Fest
A miniature Puffin-Fest broke out at the Bremen LinuxTag, featuring such notable hackers as Alan Cox, Matthew Wilcox, Philipp Rumpf, Martin Petersen, and Martin Schulze. A 715/33 was transferred to Philipp, and some surreptitious hacking occurred behind one of the booths on the show floor.

This Week's CVS Activity
Paul Bame has fixed some problems with memcpy in real mode.
Philipp Rumpf has replaced the block TLB handler with a basic TLB insert handler.
Philipp has also rearranged some of the real mode handling.

State of the Port Summary
Kernel: based on 2.2.13
Supported Machines:
most of the A180c, parts of 712 Gecko and 715 workstations
Supported Hardware:
SCSI, Lan and PS/2 on Lasi I/O controller, Dino PCI, Tulip ethernet
Project Page:
http://www.thepuffingroup.com/parisc/
Latest Workable Image:
ftp://puffin.external.hp.com/pub/parisc/linux-2.2.13.gz
Running PA-RISC/Linux "recipe":
http://thepuffingroup.com/parisc/recipe.html
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