[Dev] the future of arm support

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Tue Apr 25 04:59:16 GMT 2017

are you saying that currently the main issue is lack of compute resources?


On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:36:14PM -0500, Isaac David wrote:
> 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 
> with
>  > 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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> Isaac David
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