Removing armel from the list of arches we build for

Gustavo Noronha Silva kov at
Wed Aug 21 23:57:54 UTC 2013


Em Qua, 2013-08-21 às 16:36 -0400, Joey Hess escreveu:
> Sounds like the same kind of "surely noone uses this" rationalization we
> always see when going back to see why some package we use got removed
> from Debian.

I know nothing about armel honestly, just relaying what I was told,
sorry if I'm misrepresenting.

> > Would there be anyone opposed to no longer building WebKitGTK+ for
> > armel?
> I suppose you could start by considering both Raspberry Pi users and
> Samsung Chromebook users. Neither may use exactly armel, but either
> could be affected by this. (Raspian is probably based on armel.)
> More generally, there is a vast amount of arm systems with displays
> attached. Arm was probably used mostly headless 10 years ago, but this
> is increasignly not the case, and I was using webkit on arm systems over
> 5 years ago.

Yeah, I am not talking about ARM in general, I can list a bunch of armhf
users of this package myself, what I was told was armel was not really
being used for this kind of stuff.

I guess there are people who oppose the removal of this support, so I
won't be pursuing this option, thanks for your input!


Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov at>
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