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Friday, May 25 2018 @ 12:31 AM

Splack 12.1 rc9 is ready

VersionsGood news everyone! Splack 12.1 release candidate 9 is online and doing fine!
Gregsparc has once again toiled for long hours under the glare of a hot monitor to bring you the very best for all your SPARC software needs. Be aware there are a number of rough edges that may take some wizardry to overcome. The 12.1 rc9 is intended as a starting point for tracking modern releases, but we need your help to make the 12.1 final release shine.

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Authored by: crn on Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 11:25 AM Splack 12.1 rc9 is ready
Please be aware that there are known problems with X.
On some machines this might only be a configuration file issue.
HELP WANTED, if you can fix this please let us know.
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Authored by: gregsparc on Friday, April 17 2009 @ 06:38 PM Splack 12.1 rc9 is ready
I'll also add that Sparc32 might be a dead platform unless someone can step up and get a working 2.6 kernel and silo. Size limits prevent a reasonable kernel from working without a silo hack.
The silo hack unfortunately keeps some sparc64 machines from booting. Also for unknown reasons, the few sparc32 systems I have access to appeared to have kernel instability issues.

If you want to take a stab at getting this working, please do! Find us in #splack on freenode.
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