[Freedombox-discuss] Debian plan to drop support for Raspberry Pi and Dreamplug? (Was: Bits from ARM porters)

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Dec 3 15:40:59 UTC 2013

Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2013-12-03 15:37:55)
> This announcement seem relevant for us.  The plan under 2.1 "armel 
> platform support" about dropping armel support in Jessie seem relevant 
> for the Freedombox project, as I believe it would mean that both 
> Raspberry Pi and Dreamplug would loose the Debian support.  I believe 
> it is the only Debian arch working on them.  armhf do not work on 
> Raspberry Pi, and I have not seen any sight of it working on 
> Dreamplug.  Anyone know more?

I believe proposal is not to drop the armel port entirely, but trim it 
to no longer support _smallest_ devices.

You are correct that Neither Raspberry Pi nor Dreamplug can run on 
Debian armhf port (Dreamplug is ARMv5 that has no support for hardfloat, 
whereas Raspberry Pi is ARMv6 specifically supporting hardfloat but the 
Debian port has other features enabled too that are only supported in 
ARMv7 onwards).

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