[Lazarus] FPC/Lazarus on non-x86 BSD

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Sat Apr 26 15:22:17 CEST 2014

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 08:38:14AM +0000, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> I'm exploring alternatives to Debian on SPARC. One of the obvious ones 
>> is BSD which (I presume) will need some cross-builds to get FPC going.
> No, you will need to port FPC to those targets. The BSD rtls are afaik not
> Sparc ready.  (though there is not that much architecture dependent, and
> much can be copied from Linux I guess).
>> Can anybody comment on /which/ BSD variant is likely to add fewest 
>> problems to my heap?
> FreeBSD is generally more advanced, but Netbsd and openbsd are usually more
> non x86 friendly. However that is old sentiment, I don't know the current
> situation.

Thanks, I'm not sure which direction I'm heading since Debian "Wheezy" 
on SPARC is badly broken (e.g. FireFox/IceWeasel won't run). I'll be 
trying "Sid" next to see if there's any hope at all, after that possibly 
revisiting Solaris followed by Gentoo and possibly xBSD.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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