Re: Offer of help
On Tue 05 Nov, Miah Gregory wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently making my way through the debian NM process, but that
> doesn't mean I can't help out before that completes. Is there a list of
> things that need done for the arm port of debian, or anything I could help
> out with?
There used to be a list on armlinux.org but that site is currently down and
a new host hasn't been sorted out yet.
I think the most pressing thing from a debian POV at the moment is getting
debian-installer working on arm. Testing on a netwinder or riscPC would be
a good start. Then make it work on smaller things like psion, ipaq and
More generally there is a need for 'debian-pda' to happen. I'm not sure
what the best form for this is as things like openzaurus, familiar and
emdebian already are possible flavours of this but it would be really nice
to be able to more directly use the debian infrastructure and get something
suitably slimmed-down for pda people. I envision something like
debian-desktop, but it's a bit harder for PDAs.
It may be necessary to make a large set of udebs of things to get nice
> I'm quite familiar with arm, both general hardware and software. I've used
> or have access to riscpc's, netwinders, ipaqs and the zaurus, and I've
> tinkered with the arm kernel locally for various things.
Welcome to the team. There is no shortage of things to do :-)
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