Adélie Linux 1.0-ALPHA3: Now available for the 64-bit PowerPC

The Adélie Linux Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the release of Adélie Linux 1.0-ALPHA3 for the 64-bit PowerPC platform. Learn more about Adélie Linux on our Web site.

This release is our first release to fully support the 64-bit PowerPC, and we are honoured to be the first distribution to ship native 64-bit PowerPC support with the musl libc.

Important notice: We have noted that on certain releases of IBM pSeries PAPR (qemu pseries-2.5), SLOF returns an error when attempting to boot the ISO. We are still investigating this issue.

There are a lot of packages still being built for the 64-bit PowerPC platform. At the time of this writing, only the basic userland utilities (enough to install and boot the system) are available. X, KDE, LXQt, LLVM, and others are not yet available, but should be built in the coming days. Please also note that due to an upstream bug, GRUB packages installed from the mirror may not be reliable; you may need to use the 32-bit PowerPC GRUB package until this bug is fixed. Further information will be released on our wiki, and this article will be updated with a link when available.

Please note: This is an early test release of Adélie Linux. While every care has been taken to ensure the stability of the system, features and packages may be missing, or not function correctly. You should always back up your computer’s data before you install a new Linux distribution. This release is being actively tested on multiple platforms. It is highly recommended that you use a dedicated computer or virtual machine to learn the environment until you are comfortable with using the Adélie Linux system and its package manager, apk.

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