Re: armel after Stretch (was: Summary of the ARM ports BoF at DC16)
2016-12-09 0:12 GMT+02:00 Christoph Biedl <email@example.com>:
> Same here. My Dockstars (orion5x/kirkwood) still work like a charm and
> it gives a bad feeling having to trash them some day just because
> there's no support any more.
> On the other hand, they face another problem I guess is typical for
> that generation, just by the age: Memory.
There are new kirkwood devices still being produced and my <2y old one
(and still on sale in some places) is 2.0GHz one with 1GB RAM.
Just pointing out that ARMv5 is less a certain generation of CPUs as
such but a selection of instruction set by a chip manufacturer. It
will of course become rarer over time.
Thanks to all who have maintained armel so far, I'll be a happy user
for the duration of stretch support.