ARM as a primary architecture

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Mar 21 00:24:54 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Peter Jones wrote:
>> In yesterday's FESCo meeting I told you I'd make a list of specific issues
>> I have with the current proposal for ARM as a primary archictecture. There
>> are some places where I think the current proposal fails to deal with some
>> necessary aspects of becoming a primary architecture, and some places
>> where I don't think the approach is quite right.
> How about: "support for the main hardware features on commonly-used hardware
> is Free Software, and included in the upstream software (kernel, X.Org X11,
> CUPS, SANE etc.) where appropriate"? Right now, this is clearly NOT the case
> for OpenGL on ARM, so by promoting ARM, we'd promote proprietary (graphics)
> driver use.

I think that's going slightly too far.  We certainly wouldn't suggest to our
users that they install a proprietary driver on any of the Fedora project
websites or wikis.  It's probably more accurate to classify your concern as
ARM graphics being unsupported or at best crippled.


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