RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Mar 20 22:33:33 UTC 2012

Brendan Conoboy wrote:

> On 03/20/2012 12:03 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
>> Okay, but why is ARM-as-primary-arch an early step, and not near the
>> end?  Increasing the developer and engineering burden across the whole
>> project should not be done for a small target audience.
> Really there is no beginning and no end, so we're somewhere in the
> middle ;-)  ARM-as-secondary was earlier.  ARM-as-primary is next.
> Fedora-on-tablets is later.  Fedora-on-cellphones is later.  The bottom
> line is that Fedora is an rpm-based native-built operating system, so
> ARM servers come first.  Fedora isn't currently built to run efficiently
> and smoothly on embedded devices.  That's okay, it's nice to have
> followup projects.  Meanwhile ARM servers are going to be important too.

You haven't answered his question: why would ARM-as-primary come before 
Fedora-on-tablets and Fedora-on-cellphones? Those can be perfectly supported 
using the secondary architecture infrastructure (or if not, we need to 
improve that infrastructure).

        Kevin Kofler

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