ARM is a dead end

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 07:19:56 UTC 2012


On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:57:18AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>
>> So I would urge Fedora not to waste our time on a low-end architecture
>> filling a temporary niche which will become obsolete as demand for
>> performance increases. We should rather support only one primary
>> architecture (x86, i.e.: x86_64, and legacy i686 as long as there's a need
>> for it) and support it well, as we have done since we finally got rid of the
>> legacy PPC burden. Niche architectures are exactly what secondary
>> architectures are for.
>
> If Fedora ARM is currently causing you problems then please do point out
> the specifics. But if it's not, then why do you expect it to get any
> worse if it becomes a primary architecture?

I don't see why it would have as we've not reported a single bug to
him. He's only ever had one point and that is wrt build time and that
has already been addressed in the guidelines produced for Secondary
Arch promotion.

Peter


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