[Dev] the future of arm support

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Tue Apr 25 16:25:06 GMT 2017

If getting EOMA cards ahead of time is an option, I would approve of
that. It would give us some headway in getting the port in shape.
Alternatively, I have a handful of raspberrypi SoCs idle around here,
which we could use as build slaves if necessary.

I agree that a lot of the process could, and definitely should, probably
be automated.

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:27:15AM -0300, fauno wrote:
> Andreas Grapentin <andreas at grapentin.org> writes:
> > are you saying that currently the main issue is lack of compute
> > resources?
> if we were to have a clear understanding of to whom the hardware belongs
> and responsibilities, we could write to the libretea people and ask for
> a few as donations.  we did this with yeloongs (one was stolen and the
> other died) a few years ago.
> as far as i recall the process was the following:
> * vendor said they could give us 2 yeloongs as donations
> * people on this list proposed who they think should get them
> * we voted and xihh and myself got them, under the promise it would be
>   used to work on the mips64el (i looked it on the list archive but it
>   starts on september 2011 and this was previous to this time...)
> * we received them as donations, though i had to pay for customs ($1100
>   ARS which at the time were... ~200 USD iirc).  i don't remember if
>   xihh had to pay?
> i guess we should add a way to retrieve them if the hacker is unable to
> continue working.
> also, in my experience with mips64el, porting a whole distro is really
> tiresome (i was spending whole days doing only packaging until we wrote
> `dagpkg` and abslibre.git stabilized enough not to produce constant
> build errors), so we either distribute the work or we automate it.
> maybe the hordes (?) of people getting eoma's is a good opportunity to
> distribute this workload?
> what do you think?
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