ARM is a dead end

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

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> 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.


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