Fedora 17 beta for ppc64 now available
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By: Brent Baude.
On May 11th, Fedora announced a beta for F17 for ppc64. This is another milestone in the march towards Fedora 17 for the powerpc architecture.
The beta announcement itself can be found here ->
Yeah, lots of packages have been updated and so forth but there are two interesting pieces I'd like to draw some attention towards. Firstly, adoption of grub2 continues in the beta. We smoothed out some of the rough edges since the alpha timeframe and have a number of additional patches we'll push as well.
Secondly is that rpm and yum now are equipped to deal with a ppc64p7 subarch. I'll write up more on this topic as we near or pass Fedora 17 General Availability, but the basic function is that we have a POWER7 subarch (akin to i686 for x86) where certain optimizations are passed to the binary rpms. This is an exciting time for the architecture and Fedora!
Stay tuned as we catch our breath and begin to share more!