On 10/31/2013 03:02 PM, David Nalley wrote:
>> - Should we be targeting ARM?
> Now? Maybe. In the future? Probably should, yes.
From a Cloud perspective, I don't know of a single public cloud using ARM.
There are tons of benefits to using ARM, but I am not seeing
deployments personally. This is a nice to have IMO at this stage,
though we shouldn't ignore it, I think the power savings will make it
prominent in very short order, but not sure that it's in the purview
I would encourage avoiding being tied to x86_64. Power64 (not so much)
and ARM (more so) are going to be rich for the pickings for Linux IaaS
and virt projects. It'll take a while, but I'm comfortable betting that
the reduced space, power, electricity & heat of ARM will help it make
inroads into servers fast. That said, I also think the same could be
said of Bay Trail Atom systems now that they support virt extensions,
run 64 bit, and appear to have overcome some of the heat issues earlier
generations had. So don't forget Atom either.
So Fedora should have a way of building images - and that way should
also be easily consumable by others. (e.g. Koji is probably not the
best answer). Image Factory, Boxgrinder, Vagrant. Bonus points if we
don't reinvent a tool and adopt something that the rest of the world
is already consuming and familiar with.
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