Re: Newbie questions about ARM port
2011/5/8 Richard Cavell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 1. Are any ARM architectures capable of running Debian with a GUI? Or are
> they all headless/textmode?
All ARM architectures are capable of running a GUI.
> 2. What is the technical difference between arm and armel? Was the arm
> port big-endian? Is there some difference other than endianness behind it?
arm = Old ABI (deprecated)
armel = Embedded ABI (current, supported by armv4t chips or above)
armhf = Embedded ABI, Hard floating point (future, supported by armv7
chips with VFP)
armeb = Old ABI (dead, never completed).
> 3. Is there any plan for a big-endian arm version, or is this a waste of
> time since ARM chips generally can do both?
No, there are no plans for big endian version. It probably is a waste of time.
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