[Dev] the future of arm support
isacdaavid at isacdaavid.info
Tue Apr 25 04:36:14 GMT 2017
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Le lun. 24 avril 2017 à 17:01, Bill Auger a écrit :
> it should be addressed that the status and future of the arm port are
> completely in the air at the moment
they are, but probably not for the reasons you might think.
the website paused reporting on updates to arm on Feb 04, but they had
been arriving smoothly behind the scenes until a couple weeks ago,
when I lost the ability to compile on a half-decent machine. I've been
slowly trying to regain ground, pushing some overdue packages as I
write, but it's become clear that my laptop can't keep up with the
task. adding to the grievance, I no longer use any arm devices. maybe
it's time for others to step in?
> i had to note that the EOMA68 libre-tea card are promised to ship
> parabola pre-installed so it would be reasonable to support arm even
> if only for that device
this is what frightens me the most, the idea of hundreds of users
being greeted with a distro that was already dead by the time they
receive their devices. I even bought a card, but if the port can't be
maintained so be it. maybe I will be able to revive the effort using
that very EOMA68 card, supposing that won't be much more unpleasant
than doing qemu on the build machine I used to use.
also, not that you asked but, I would refuse to receive
Parabola-sponsored hardware after seeing all the recent hassle;
although I wouldn't mind being invited to use a hypothetical build
server under other hackers' responsibility.
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