[fedora-arm] ExcludeArch tracker doesn't appear to be effective--- how to improve ARM Fedora

Chris Adams linux at cmadams.net
Wed Jun 11 19:09:24 UTC 2014


Once upon a time, Przemek Klosowski <przemek.klosowski at nist.gov> said:
> Fedora simply must support ARM because it ensures future viability.
> The progress in ARM hardware platforms is amazing---ARM device sales
> overtook x86 in 2010 [1] and of course the total number of ARM
> processors in the wild exceeds x86 by orders of magnitude. Even if
> we limit ourselves to 'computer' devices, ARM is significant and the
> numbers can only change further in ARM's favor. Limiting Fedora to
> x86 would condemn it to a relative or maybe even absolute gradual
> decline.

As has been pointed out before, sheer cores sold is a meaningless thing.
MIPS and PPC outsold x86 before, and that obviously didn't condemn
Fedora to irrelevance.

How many ARM devices are supported by Fedora 20, as compared to the
number of x86 devices supported by Fedora 20?  The ARM market targeted
by Fedora is very small compared to the number of x86 machines that can
run F20.

-- 
Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>


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