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Re: armel after Stretch (was: Summary of the ARM ports BoF at DC16)

2016-12-09 0:12 GMT+02:00 Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>:
> 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.


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