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Here you will find information on the current state of the development effort. It will be updated periodically and will give you a snapshot of the current state of Linux on the PA-RISC. For more information on the current state of the PA-RISC project see Status Reports and check out our list of Contributors.

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March 10, 2000

News & Announcements
Mailing List Descriptions
This Week's CVS Activity
State of the Port Summary
News & Announcements

Kernel is now ELF.
Thanks to the many people involved in the project who have put their time into helping convert the kernel from buildable as SOM to ELF. This will greatly reduce the amount of difference from Linus' tree and is a step towards making a 64-bit kernel.
Puffinfest Fort Collins
Linuxcare and Hewlett-Packard are jointly organising a Puffinfest to be held in Fort Collins at the end of March. The goal is to improve the state of the port as much as possible. The people who have been invited already know; we'll be making reports from the puffinfest as it happens.
One of the difficulties people face when working on this port is the sheer number of components available, complete with codenames. In an effort to help people get up to speed more quickly and jog the memories of the more forgetful amongst us, we've provided a webpage which lists some of the more common terms that people run into. If you have some more terms you want to add, please feel free to check them into the website repository if you already have commit access or send them to the mailing list if you don't.

The Mailing Lists

Somehow, the mailing lists page managed to get overlooked when the parisc-linux-announce mailing list was created. That's been fixed now and I've sorted things out so that all announce mail is sent to the developer mailing list too so you don't need to be subscribed to both. If you just want the weekly announcements mailed to you and you don't care about Dino's intimate details, then perhaps this is the better mailing list for you.

This Week's CVS Activity

The ELF merge was the majority of checkins this week.
Mike Ang pulled in a Cygnus glibc 2.2 snapshot.
Grant checked in more Astro/Elroy support.
Paul updated PALO.
Steve made a start on frame buffer support for the 712 and similar.

State of the Port Summary

based on 2.3.42. Now built as ELF.
Supported Hardware:
SCSI, Lan and PS/2 on Lasi I/O controller
Dino PCI controller
Elroy PCI controller
Tulip ethernet
PCNet32 ethernet
Intel EEPro ethernet
Project Page
Latest Workable Image
Running PA-RISC/Linux "recipe":

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