|From:||Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler-AT-chello.at>|
|Subject:||Re: RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements|
|Date:||Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:54:07 +0100|
Michael Cronenworth wrote: > Kevin, you don't know what you are talking about. Every cell phone has > an ARM cpu in it. Smart phone or otherwise. Almost every HDTV has an ARM > cpu in it. Almost every tablet has an ARM cpu in it. Several of those are not suitable devices to run a general purpose GNU/Linux distribution on, and even for those which are, why would they be our primary target? > What do people buy these days? Phones, tablets, and TVs. Not desktop > computers. Citation needed. Desktop/notebook computers aren't going to go away any time soon. > Hell, ARM is even building server boxes now But even those servers are not fast enough to complete package builds in a reasonable time. > (this is probably where Red Hat's interest is in). As far as I know, this proposal is driven by community people, not Red Hat people. > I'll enjoy calling up these emails 2 years from now when you're > complaining that Fedora isn't ready for ARM (if we don't start now). We're starting now, that's what the secondary architecture is for. There's no need for ARM to be a primary architecture for Fedora to be "ready" for it. (And I don't see myself using an ARM as my primary machine in 2 years. It's more likely that I'll still be using the same machines I use now, I don't replace my hardware that often, and even this old Pentium 4 is faster than a "fast" ARM machine.) Kevin Kofler -- devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
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