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Re: Kicad support for Linux on PPC


On 2/11/2019 11:00 AM, Simon Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> On 11.02.19 16:39, Jean-Samuel Reynaud wrote:
>>  Please find attached a patch to adding missing support for Linux
>> platform on arch PPC and PPC64.
>>  It's proposed by an external user who need that...
> Looks promising, but needs a copyright statement.
> If it is from Boost, we can include and relicence it like the other
> code, the Boost licence is permissive enough for that, but the author
> information needs to remain there; if it's new code (there aren't that
> many ways to do context switches anyway), this still needs attribution.
>    Simon

Once the licensing issues are fixed, than I'm fine with merging this.
@Tom, do you have any comments on this?  There was also a patch for for
BSD a while back that you never commented on as well.  We should address
the context switching portability issues by either deciding to support
all platforms that Boost supports (since it is effectively their code)
or drop support for less popular platforms.  My preference is the former.