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The FreeBSD/ia64 project pages contain information about the FreeBSD + port to Intel's IA-64 architecture; officially known as the Intel Itanium + Processor Family (IPF). As with the port itself, these pages are still + mostly a work in progress. ++ +
The ia64 port is still considered a tier 2 platform. This boils down
+ to not being fully supported by our security officer, release engineers
+ and toolchain maintainers. In practice however the distinction between
+ a tier 1 platform (which is fully supported) and a tier 2 platform is not
+ as strict as it seems. In almost all aspects the ia64 port is a tier 1
+ From a developer point of view there's an advantage to have the ia64 + port be a tier 2 platform for a while longer. We still have a couple + of ABI breaking changes in the pipeline and having to maintain backward + compatibility this early in a ports life is less than ideal.