OK, this is totally unofficial and my opinion. I'm helping out a bit
the mandrake "port", I'm not employed by mandrake etc. etc.
> I saw the announcement for Mandrake for UltraSparc. I recall that Mandrake
> had announced they were making an AXP version. Any ETA?
As far as I know there is no ETA at the moment. Mandrake has got the
version running on their systems for quite some time now. They demoed it
the Paris Linux EXPO.
As far as I see they are still testing it. One of the main issues is to
it booting on all different flavours of alpha hardware. I myself own a
and am testing the mandrake "distro" on it. The installation works like
intel version --> just fine. The only issue I'm having at the moment
is preventing me from using it is that the filesystem is formatted with
"sparse superblock", and milo can't read that FS. So the kernel doesn't
So... if you want to see a mandrake distro coming out on the alpha
join in on the "cooker" development. Subscribe to the mailing list and
offer to test the distro on your machine.
> (And as an aside, any idea why Alpha architecture version wasn't out first?)
Probably the lack of involvment of alpha-owners in the cooker project. I
I'm pretty much the only one (Could all alpha owners on the cooker list
Stefan van der Eijk
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