[Wheel-builders] Wheel files for PPC64le

Breno Leitao brenohl at br.ibm.com
Tue Feb 14 14:18:10 EST 2017

Hi Nathaniel,

On 02/14/2017 02:10 PM, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> As a package developer speaking personally I'd be *very* reluctant to
> distribute an untested cross-compiled binary for an architecture where
> my code had never been run.

Sure, this will be the worst case scenario, a package that was never tested.

Anyway, would a qemu emulation be an option here? I.e, the the developer
could boot a ppc64el image using qemu-ppc64le to guarantee that his image
works. I am able to do that and run a ppc64le emulated environment easily.

Other than that, there are some cloud providers that offers free ppc64le
virtual machines for developers, as:


Anyway,  I suspect that, initially, we will probably need to create the very
first wheel files before we get developers traction.

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