[PD] Mac OS X/PowerPC builds needed

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Feb 27 19:48:57 CET 2012

On Feb 27, 2012, at 12:22 PM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:

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> On 2012-02-27 02:56, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> So the Mac OS X PowerPC machine from the build farm has died.  The hard drive is intact, so all the data is there.  I also have much more limited time for maintaining the PdLab machines.  So I'm looking for someone to host the Mac OS X PowerPC builds.  It can be really any recent PowerPC Mac.  The old machine was a 300MHz G4.
>> Can anyone take this on?  I'd hate to see Mac OS X/PowerPC dropped from the supported platforms since they are still quite capable machines.
> i think the iem could dedicate a G4 (733MHz, 750MB) machine.
> it's currently running 10.4;
> i will have to wipe the disk first of course, but afaik it's not going
> to be used any more.
> i was hoping for a G5, but unfortunately the only one left is very
> unstable and won't boot every other day (and if it boots it will power
> down for no apparent reasons after some minutes/hours)

Greg Pond has also offered a machine.  Either works for me.  A 10.4 machine would be nice so we can support 10.4 too.  Basically, it just needs 10.4 and Xcode with all the updates, then Fink and JackOSX.  That's it.  If I have ssh root access, I can do the setup remotely.



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