RISC-V Go Port

Home of the RISC-V port of the Go programming language


I don't know what's the maturity, coverage, or completeness of this project, but it's already great news that it exists at all.

cc: @jjg @vertigo


@h @vertigo thank-you for the find, this is definitely something I want to check out!

@jjg I knew you guys would be interested. Did you see the call for papers of that RISC-V conference taking place in Barcelona in May?
I still wouldn't have anything to talk about, but I thought you guys might.


@h @vertigo I'm far from ready for something like that but I'm very interested in following along :)

@jjg Fair enough, I'll keep the encouragement coming :-) @vertigo

@h @jjg I will not be attending the RISC-V workshops in the future. When I attended the 5th workshop, I was really treated write poorly, and in one case quite hostilely, by some attendees. I refuse to further support a venue that attracts bro-anything.

They cater to people on cutting edge of embedded or supercomputing only, for the most part. My talks on the Kestrel has been rejected 3 times in a row. The poster sessions were fun, I did those instead.

@vertigo Sorry about that, it makes total sense that you don't support them anymore. I can't imagine what in their inane minds justified such unacceptable behaviour towards you.


@h @jjg To be fair, the event's organizers and coordinators have been nothing but professional to me. So it's not the RISC-V workship *itself* that I oppose. Rather, the crowd that sprung up organically around it.

@jjg @h I do have that conference to thank for putting me in touch with Ron Minnich, who is a great individual to chat with on matters of computing freedom and supporting Plan 9. :)

@jjg @h I've been invited to participate at the C3 conference, but I just can't afford to go. At least their talks are on a more diverse subject matter where Kestrel-related things would fit a lot better.

But, then again, over on Twitter, there was some accusations of rape culture enabling behaviors that had not been addressed yet; while I'm privileged enough to not have been exposed to that kind of stuff, I certainly don't want to directly or indirectly support that either. So....

@vertigo @jjg Hopefully the Kestrel Computer Liberation Coop will be a thing and financial concerns a less pressing constraint in the near future :-)

@vertigo @h I guess the best thing to do is cultivate a community around RISC-V that isn't filled with assholes.

We can have our own conference :)

@jjg @h Virtual or physical. I support this notion. Would be a great use of the peertube platform, as well.

@vertigo @h I still need to invest more than 10 minutes checking-out

Once we have a critical mass of members we can pick a convention center equidistant between all of us, that should make the location interesting :)

@jjg @vertigo @h

although are you've both pointed out ARM/RPi hardware is far from free, AFAIK the events arranged around this ecosystem are usually welcoming/safe as they are often also pitched at family groups and tweens/teens - in my country people involved with them then need DBS (criminal record) check (I'd even have to get mine re-issued for "all ages" as mine an old one specifically for age 80-100+)...

@vfrmedia @jjg @h By "involved with," do you mean are on-staff? Or is this anyone who will be presenting? Or anyone attending? It's not clear from context. Apologies if I'm being daft. :)

@vertigo @jjg @h
staff members and presenters, basically anyone who could possibly have close contact (including talking to) someone under 18 (or over 80).

DBS clearance is easy to get and either cheap or even free for volunteers in some circumstances (although for voluntary groups or individuals here its sometimes easier to get it from Scotland rather than England for some reason, in spite of the same data being checked and provided!)

@vfrmedia @vertigo @jjg Well the reason for such controls is probably the likes of Greville Janner and Cyrill Smith, which makes total sense on hindsight. More than glad that some checks exist to protect the most vulnerable.

@vfrmedia @jjg @vertigo

I doubt that many of the high end engineering bros have criminal records, but it's a good idea to pitch events at family groups and inclusive of teens, and have workshop tracks that are accessible at all levels of expertise. That may help self-selection of the bad weeds.

@h @vfrmedia @jjg I agree in principle. However, I'm horribly awkward with kids, unfortunately. I don't have any of my own, and neither do I want any. I'll leave the family-friendly interfacing to those who are better equipped for such matters. :)

@vertigo Hahahaha, don't worry, I have extensive training in that :-)

@vfrmedia @jjg

@vertigo @h @jjg

I don't have any either, but over here "kids" would include high school ages and IME anyone of that age who is sufficiently interested in tech tends to be articulate and well behaved enough to be treated as a young adult..

@h @vertigo @vfrmedia In my experience the Raspi community has been top-notch. My guess is that has something to do with the non-commercial orientation they have (most of the assholes I've met are in it for the money :) )

@vertigo Still, it's ultimately the org's responsibility to weed out those people.
If they don't publish a code of conduct or a warning about the consequences of such actions, they're only there to apologise when people are mistreated.

@h Yep, that's why I won't go anymore. They post their event videos online eventually anyway, so instead of paying to be abused by the precious few attendees with an attitude, I prefer instead to just watch them on Youtube.

@vertigo I suppose there's little downside in missing out on networking with people you abhor anyway.

@h Precisely. I see it as a cost/benefit tradeoff that is simply not in my favor at the moment.

Maybe, when/if I manage to build or otherwise contribute to something a bit more impactful, I might consider going back again to give a poster session. But, I seriously doubt I'll be able to land a talk.

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