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    One of my core goals with sr.ht is to encourage portable software to proliferate!

    Thank you!

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      Glad you like this. This is also why I offer FreeBSD builds and I’m working on *BSD, Minix, etc.

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      This is great! What kind of patches to distros are required for a port to RISC-V?

      I know strace is highly non portable because it has to know about syscall formats. What other packages have non portable code? I imagine video players and the like probably do due to optimizations, but a lot of code should be pure C. Musl was mentioned and I’d be interested in hearing details.

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        strace isn’t bad, it just uses linux-headers to do its job. Others like libffi require more work. If you’re curious about musl, check out the main RISC-V patch:


        As well as the patches I wrote as part of the Alpine Linux porting effort:


        If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.

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        This is cool, I am glad there are more people using RISC-V.

        I do wish it were easier to figure out what is needed to run on an FPGA. I guess for the moment emulation with QEMU is the easy way to practically run RISC-V.

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          QEMU or that Unleashed board (which is as expensive as the (much faster) Talos Blackbird POWER9 system).

          The 64-bit, unix-capable cores probably don’t even fit on an FPGA, and if they do, it’d be painfully slow.

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          This is so cool; thank you to the OP.