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Re: Debian armel status update

On 2007-11-01 23:40 +0200, Riku Voipio wrote:
> = Where is armel port today =
> Buildd's are running fine, and more and more packages get
> built properly. However, there is not much development going on
> or pushing to get it included officially.
> - Armel port keeps between 90-91% upto date. This is about the same
> level as m68k port. The largest missing bit is lack of g77, which
> I intend to workaround by pushing Debian to the more modern gfortran
> compiler. Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to dedicate to
> this as I wished..

Me too. Plumbing is the priority in this household(!), and I've been
doing a lot of conferencing for last two months. 

> = Help Needed =
> As mentioned earlier, I m mildly busy, so I can't work on everything.
> Thus I call for help. http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiTodo and
> #debian-arm on irc.debian.org are used as communication channel.
> Instead of updating the wiki again, I'll try listing the most
> urgent issues in this mail now.

I've just been to ARM HQ and they are keen to help get the necessary
work done on the port to enbable it for lenny. Expect offical mail on
that subject soon.

If there is anyone with the relevant expertise (e.g people who can do
the work needed for the gfortran transition, or a desire to fix
haskell or move mozilla transition along so we can have trunk version
in lenny (Is that remotely feasible? - I have no idea)) then please
make yourselves known and say what you need. If it is faster build
hardware and/or money to let you concentrate on this issue rather than
others then that should be available.

It's nice to see ARM wanting to actively help. They will need
direction in terms of how best to apply what resources they have (not
huge, but much better than before). 

Principal hats:  Balloonz - Toby Churchill - Aleph One - Debian

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