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Bug#683425: release-notes: new in wheezy: armhf


On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 08:23:57PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: important
> Tags: wheezy help
> The release notes for wheezy need to have some text about the new armhf
> arch.  Some help with this from arm people would be welcome.


I've just commited text from http://www.debian.org/ports/ :


-      armhf, an alternative to armel for ARMv7 machines with hard-float
+      armhf, an alternative to armel for ARMv7 machines with hard-float.
+A lot of modern ARM boards and devices ship with a floating-point unit (FPU),
+but the older Debian armel port doesn't take much advantage of it. The armhf
+port was started to improve this situation and also take advantage of other
+features of newer ARM CPUs. The Debian armhf port requires at least an ARMv7
+CPU with Thumb-2 and VFP3D16 coprocessor.


It should get shown at
soonish.   You can checkout SVN from

ARM porters: Care to add some extra information?

Thanks, Bye,


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