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Re: Supporting armel/armhf in wheezy-lts


On Mon, 18 Apr 2016, Guido Günther wrote:
> I assume the level of sponsorship offered is reasonable to support an
> arm port?

Yes, I believe so. They will join as gold sponsor.

> I still wonder how we could would make it simpler to have this
> support end up at the right places (i.e. LTS gets the sponsorship while
> other teams like release team, security team also have additional work)?

What additional work are you referring to specifically?

The security and release teams are no longer involved in the LTS part of
the work.

That said if other teams believe that they have extra-work to support
the LTS initiative, I'm entirely open to the idea of funding persons
outside of the LTS team provided that they work benefit the LTS project
and provided that they follow the same rules of transparency and
accountability. With possibly extra-caution like a check with
other members on their team that none opposes to the paid work and
that nobody else would want to do the same work in their free time.

> It seems the raspberry pi foundation removed the wheezy based raspbian
> from the download page but I wonder if we should reach out to them since
> I assume there are lots of arm based devices still running wheezy and
> they would certainly benefit from arm support (although they have to
> recompile). Does anybody have any contacts there?

What would you ask to the raspberry pi foundation?

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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