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To:Jeremy Messenger From:Anton Shterenlikht Subject:Re: www/midori segfaults on startup on ia64 Date:Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:23:25 +0000
 

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 01:28:29PM -0500, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Ren? Ladan <rene@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > 2012/3/16 Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>:
> >> Please see the full report at:
> >>
> >> http://seis.bris.ac.uk/~mexas/freebsd/ia64/browsers.html
> >>
> > Looking at the backtrace the problem seems to be in webkit, not in
> > midori itself.
> >
> > I have cc'd the webkit maintainers (gnome@).
>
> Afraid you might be on your own pretty much when it comes with ia64.
> The ia64 is supposed to be dead, but HP is paying Intel to keep ia64
> alive.....

As we now know ia64 will be about at least until 2017.
So I'd call it half dead.

Anyway, usually ports failing on ia64 indicate
wrong assumptions in the code, which are worth
fixing anyway.

But obviously I understand that I'm on my own.

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Anton Shterenlikht
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