Zarafa 7.0.8 at Fedora also available for ARM, PowerPC and zSeries

June 27, 2012 by Robert Scheck   Comments (1)

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I'm happy to announce that we are now building Zarafa 7.0.8 on all active secondary architectures of Fedora - aside of the regular primary ones - successfully, too:

 

ARM v5/v7 (both 32 bit)

ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by ARM Holdings. Fedora is at the moment available for ARM v5 and v7 based devices (which are both 32 bit architecture), means e.g. Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice, Beagleboard xM, Pandaboard, Kirkwood Plugs, Highbank, iMX and Raspberry Pi. Some more information: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Fedora_17_GA. You can download Zarafa 7.0.8 for ARM v5/v7 as follows:

 

PowerPC (32 and 64 bit)

PowerPC (Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC Performance Computing, sometimes abbreviated as PPC) is a RISC architecture created by the 1991 Apple-IBM-Motorola alliance. Fedora is at the moment available for 32 and 64 bit based PowerPC devices including e.g. Apple, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or IBM's cell-based blade servers. You can find more information regarding this here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_17_PPC_release_notes. The download of Zarafa 7.0.8 for 32/64 bit PowerPC is possible here:


zSeries (31 and 64 bit)

IBM System z (also IBM eServer zSeries), is a brand name designated by IBM to all its mainframe computers as of the year 2000. Before the rebranding, the name System/390 was usually used. Hardware covers usually mainframes of IBM system Z, models z9 or newer - so the really big physical hardware with 31 and 64 bit. At http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/s390x, more information is available and the download of Zarafa 7.0.8 for 31/64 bit zSeries can be done from the following addresses:

 

All information about CPU/hardware architectures are cheerfully borrowed from Wikipedia or the Fedora Wiki. Please also follow up them for much more and deeper technical information.

My personal plan is to provide also in the future updated builds of Zarafa for these Fedora secondary architectures, however technical issues might avoid that from time to time. Differently to already existing Zarafa builds for e.g. ARM, the Fedora builds happen in a fully up-to-date environment by using the same latest compiler and library versions as we do for years now for standard Intel/AMD based hardware. Following the Open Source License of Zarafa, a patch has been sent upstream in order to build Zarafa with a GCC 4.4.4 or later; see https://jira.zarafa.com/browse/ZCP-10192 for technical information.

And if you should find bugs or issues, please fill a bug report in Red Hat Bugzilla as described here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Zarafa#Bugs

Your feedback on these secondary architectures is very much appreciated!

The installation of Zarafa packages on ARM isn't working as per https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010620
Is there a workaround or anything I can assist with in solving this issue?

Thanks in advance!

Chris 2559 days ago