Bug 216699 - Remove references to FreeBSD/pc98
Summary: Remove references to FreeBSD/pc98
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Rene Ladan
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-01 15:23 UTC by John Marino
Modified: 2020-07-11 19:36 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Comment 1 Rebecca Cran freebsd_committer 2018-09-12 02:44:37 UTC
Add ia64 to that.
Note that new platforms like aarch64 should probably be added, too.

One rather visible place old platforms are still mentioned is in https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/bsdinstall-hardware.html .
Comment 2 John Baldwin freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2019-04-19 21:50:03 UTC
It's only removed in head.  pc98 is still present in stable/11 which is still a supported branch, so remove it from the website and docs is quite premature.  ia64 was removed in 11 so is a bit older, but most of the existing references on the website document this clearly.

The bsdinstall-hardware page is definitely stale.  ia64 probably can be removed from that, but also arm, and aarch64 need to be added, maybe powerpc64, etc.
Comment 3 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2020-07-11 15:26:34 UTC
We can remove sparc64 too when stable/12 is end of life.
Comment 4 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2020-07-11 19:32:25 UTC
Comment 5 Allan Jude freebsd_committer 2020-07-11 19:36:39 UTC
technically pc98 and armv5 should be added to the list of old platforms, but I am not sure it is worth the effort