Re: Anyone using stretch/buster/sid on ARMv4t ?
On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 01:43:50PM +0100, Héctor Orón Martínez wrote:
> 2017-11-05 22:32 GMT+01:00 Adrian Bunk <email@example.com>:
> > for the armel port in buster the question of raising the baseline came up.
> That has been a recurring question over the time, the reason to
> maintain ARMv4t instruction set was OpenMoko mobile phone, which lot
> of people was using back in the days.
A prerequisite for using buster would be a non-ancient kernel,
which rules out most hardware including OpenMoko.
> Having outlined few part of current issues, we had a proposal in dc16:
> >>> * Partial armel architecture?
> >>> * Update from v4t to v5tel and go headless?
> Note that the above can be huge amount of work and it might need
> skilled people as well as funding to become a reality.
It would be a huge amount of work with zero benefits.
Status quo is a full port that is overall in a good shape,
so what would be the point in spending a huge amount of
work on castrating that port?
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