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Re: [alpine-devel] Should we drop armhf (armv6) support with 3.10 release?

From: Leonardo Arena <rnalrd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:17:23 +0200

I did not imagine there was such a large adoption among the phones.

I definitely reconsider my position. :)

Thanks!

Il giorno 4 apr 2019, 19:02, alle ore 19:02, Oliver Smith <ollieparanoid_at_bitmessage.ch> ha scritto:
>Hello Natanael,
>
>I would strongly prefer if we don't drop armhf on such short notice. As
>you know, postmarketOS uses Alpine's repositories (with some extra
>packages on top). We have device specific packages for each phone /
>other target device, and right now there are only 16 armv7 devices
>compared to 80 armhf devices.
>
>If we have to drop armhf any time soon (which is understandable
>considering the resources you have mentioned), then I would suggest to
>do it in 3.11 and explicitly mention it in the 3.10 release notes.
>
>Thanks,
>Oliver
>
>Natanael Copa:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I wonder if can drop armhf (armv6) support with the 3.10 release, now
>> that we have armv7?
>>
>> In practice it means that we no longer support Raspberry PI 1 and
>Zero.
>>
>> We will still support those with alpine v3.9 for another year.
>>
>> I believe dropping armhf (armv6) will save some resources when it
>comes
>> to managing build servers, disk space, spending time on fixing armhf
>> specific problems.
>>
>> We may also optimize the vanilla kernel better for armv7, which
>> currently uses same config as armv6.
>>
>> What do you think, can we drop armhf for v3.10 or should we wait til
>> v3.11?
>>
>> -nc
>>
>>
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