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1999 REPORT ARCHIVE

December 10, 1999
News & Announcements
This Week's CVS Activity
State of the Port Summary

News & Announcements
Photos of the Birth of PA-RISC/Linux Discovered!
Once thought lost in the mists of time, a photo revealing the origins of PA-RISC/Linux have been uncovered by a crack team of cyberarchaeologists!
This rare and exciting photograph (taken by the forward-thinking historian, Zach Brown) is now on public display at:
http://www.zabbo.net/showcase98/mallfood.jpg
The photo reveals the attendees of the historic occassion: Jes Sorensen, Phil Schwan, the back of Travis Melhiser, Chris Beard (hiding), Alex deVries, and Martin Petersen. The photo was taken mere moments after the discussion in which this team of developers realized that PA-RISC was pretty much the only architecture to which Linux hadn't yet been ported. Catering services were provided by a lacklustre foodcourt in a to-remain-unnamed mall somewhere in Atlanta (during the Atlanta Linux Showcase, 1998).
Move to 2.3
In order to advance the PA-RISC/Linux port, the development team is working to move to a more active development tree by merging the current tree with Linus' 2.3 tree. Philipp Rumpf and Matthew Wilcox are the leads for this section of the project.

This Week's CVS Activity
John David Anglin and Paul Bame worked on the command linker, SOM, and real-mode changes.
The bootable image creation has been modified.
Philip I. Schwan made fixes to the CVS tree so that the revision history isn't lost during Alex deVries' gsc-to-gecko transition.
Grant Grundler further optimized the build process.
Paul Bame added debug messages to the TLB handler, as well as made changes so that real mode code is seperately linked into the kernel.

State of the Port Summary
Kernel: based on 2.2.13
Supported Machines:
most of the A180c, parts of 712 Gecko and 715 workstations and portions of 2.0 machines
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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