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Re: Announcing an intention to produce an armeb port of Debian

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 12:59:52PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 08:16:42AM +0000, W. Borgert wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 10:45:26AM +0930, Debonaras Project Lead wrote:
> > > The Debonaras project (http://www.debonaras.org) is a group of Linux
> > > developers who have created the beginnings of a big-endian ARM (armeb)
> > > port of Debian.  We have built 2500+ stable packages so far (see
> > > http://ftp.debonaras.org).
> > 
> > Just a completely uninformed question: Wasn't the -el (endian
> > little) in mipsel a pun on the "wrong" endianess?  If so,
> > shouldn't it be armBE, because it's the "right" endianess?
> What gets you the impression there's a "wrong" endianess?
> BE for arm is unusal, but I couldn't see why one is wrong or right.

It's not so unusual anymore since intel introduced the IXP series of
chips which come with mostly BE oriented reference designs.


Peter (p2).

goa is a state of mind

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