[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Hardware platform support

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Sun Apr 12 23:08:16 BST 2009

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:

>> There is no other text mode SWORD front end that I am aware of. And
>> diatheke exists (and works!) on machine architectures on which I
>> doubt the main GUI front ends will ever run (m68k, mips, etc).

> I wonder why you think like that, especially because you know
> something about Debian packaging. At least 
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/bibletime shows that there are
> BibleTime packages for 12 processor architecures. Or are they
> non-working?

My thinking was based mainly on the current Qt documentation at
http://doc.trolltech.com/4.5/supported-platforms.html , which does not
include Linux on much of anything non-Intel other than ARM.  Not even
for unofficial "community" support.  Currently, Bibletime needs Qt.  I
think it needs Qt 4.x, for some value of x I am not sure of ... does it
need 4.4?

I should have checked the older packages in Debian, you are quite right.
 Somewhat surprisingly, everything they need does seem to be available
on older CPU architectures.  And apparently, much of Qt4 has been
ported, too, despite what the Trolltech web page I read says about lack
of support... so maybe BibleTime 2.0 *will* work on m68k or mips after all!


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