The sparc in 2.5.30 boots now to the point where init enters level 3, and promptly runs out of so-called "nocache memory". This is a significant achievement in my book.
KT noticed last week that sparc was marked unmaintained. Actually I asked Rusty and DaveM about this, but we decided to stick with de-facto maintainership for now. This way I always can fall off without warning. Also it's interesting to experiment how soon people wise up to the fact that Linus bk tree can be compiled and runs (somewhat :). uzi already figured it out, but I asked him not to spoil the joke for the moment.
Seagull hackery, yes!