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Re: Supporting armel/armhf in wheezy-lts

On Mon, 2016-04-18 at 09:45 +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
> Am 18.04.2016 um 08:45 schrieb Guido Günther:
> [...]
> > 
> > I'm all for it (although it's easy to say for me since the most burden
> > will probably be on the kernel team) and having it as experimental with
> > a single sponsor seems sensible.
> +1 from my side too. I guess I'm one of those armel hobbyists and I
> could test the software even on real hardware.
> > 
> > I assume the level of sponsorship offered is reasonable to support an
> > arm port? 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)?
> I also think that the opinions of the kernel team / Ben are crucial if
> we want to support ARM in the future. Otherwise I would expect that
> supporting ARM scales pretty well and that it mainly requires more time
> for testing the software.

Openblocks ships its own kernel packages for wheezy, so they won't even
care about the linux package.  I also don't remember spending much time
on architecture-specific issues in stable updates (other than x86).


Ben Hutchings
Larkinson's Law: All laws are basically false.

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