Re: ARM on the ports page
+++ Adrian von Bidder [2011-03-01 16:20 +0100]:
> I proposed a few improvements to the "ports" page on www.d.o, some touching
> the ARM status.
Well done - it's been old and crufty for a long time.
> Since I'm not involved with porting myself, perhaps some of
> you may want to comment.
That should be v4t for armel, not v4.
Make clear that 'arm' was released with Debian 2.2, (and dropped in
Debian Squeeze (5.0?) 'armel' was released with lenny (4.0?)
Perhaps add that armhf matches Ubuntu and Linaro 'arm' ports, whilst
armel in Ubuntu is not the same as armel in Debian?
> I'm especially unsure about the armeb port - it wasn't mentioned at all in
> the d-d-a announcement, and the homepage is still alive but seems to be
> somewhat outdated. Is it officially dead and should be dropped from the
> ports page?
yes ARMEB is dead. It is old-ABI, was never an official port and is no
longer of any real interest to anyone as the problem it addressed
(non-free ethernet driver on SLUG) has been fixed by other means.
If it was resurrected it would be as EABI big-endian anyway
Principal hats: Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM