On Wednesday, November 04, 2015 05:13:58 AM Clive Messer wrote:
On Tue, 2015-11-03 at 17:38 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> Fedora 23 for aarch64 released
At the risk of incurring your wrath......
If I understand this correctly, the two "supported" platforms are....
a) AMD Seattle 1100
b) Applied Micro X-Gene
Now, please correct me if I am wrong, (it's been a while since I
looked), but ISTR that the AMD dev kit costs $3000 and the X-Gene, a
I understand why RedHat might want to target those "business" class
solutions, but surely the 64 bit hardware that Fedora, (Fedora distro,
not RedHat disto), needs to be targeting with "official" out-of-the-box
support are the 96Boards, ie. HiKey and Dragonboard.... Hardware that
is actually accessible to "ordinary" people to tinker with, at $100 a
We want to support the hikey etc boards, support for them is still not yet
upstream. then there is the issues that without nand, spi, etc flash for
uefi/u-boot you get in a place where to support it you need to go a custom
route because the standard tools will not work.
Every single person I have spoken to in the last few months, and by
that I mean ordinary users on ordinary salaries, (not people getting
given expensive hardware for free, or earning high-end salaries that
can afford to buy $2500 boards), who are starting to look at 64 bit ARM
hardware are buying one of the two 96Boards solutions, not the $$$$$$$
"business class" development kits.
I am just stating this as an observation. I have no axe to grind or
financial interest in any of the above.
biggest issue with 96boards is the lack of upstream and standards support,
which is ironic when they aim to be a standard. for Fedora to support systems
they need to get support for their hardware upstream.