As we have seen in the last couple of months, Alpine has active
develpoment in ppcel64 and s390x ports, thanks to Alpine's great
cross-compiling capability. For now, I have built a stable chroot/Docker
image with about 900 packages in main, 100 in community, including musl,
linux-vanilla, gcc, python2-3, go, openjdk7-8, ruby, nodejs, erlang,
etc., hosted at :
And I think it's best for Alpine to have s390x port available in the
official repo. In the next steps, I would like to share the
responsibility and workload of Alpine community to maintain s390x port :
fixing bug, contributing aports and building packages. I am not saying I
am an expert in s390x architecture but I am spending my time to learn
and work with it right now, so I think it's a plus for Alpine community.
I already talked to Timo about this proposal on IRC and he suggested me
to ask other Alpine devs' opinions too.
For some devs showing concerns about s390x building machines, though I
cannot speak on behalf of IBM I believe IBM will have support for
Alpine. If I am correct IBM has already contacted some Alpine devs for
long-term s390x build machines, which is pretty cool. For now, anyone
can request for a s390x VM at :
I will try to build the remaining packages in main and community, and
creat a boot image for Alpine s390x.
Please let me know what you think about my proposal.
Received on Wed Mar 01 2017 - 14:57:50 GMT