While I look forward to "official" F22 support for Pi2B, I
concerns..... Don't know exactly what and how they intend to do it, but
suspect it will be mostly paying lip service using upstream uboot and
kernel, so there will still be "space" for a remix, which actually works
the way users want it to work, rather than "it barely boots". (AFAIK,
While I appreciate the work you do on the remix I really don't think
this attitude is pleasant or appropriate.
Our "lip service" has got automated distro support in u-boot, a
multiplatform kernel and the exceptional support of 15K+ packages in
the userspace that your remix stands on top of! I suppose it's very
easy to forget that as you add the few packages to make the remix
there is still no support for bootable overlay support if you
upstream uboot and if kernel support is based on mainline upstream plus
the bcm2836 patches Eric Anholt submitted to the linux-arm mailing list
last month, saying you support the Pi2B but only using one CPU core of
it and not the 4 cores the hardware provides is going to result in
someone needing to don the flame-proof overalls!)
Cute. Given that I've not actually publicly mentioned you've made a
lot of assumptions and made accusations out of completely unfounded
details. I'm well aware of Eric's patch you mention. You clearly
aren't aware of the other patches that enable all cores and provide
DRM interfaces to enable the mesa GPU drivers that are already in
You are correct in that the support won't be 100% the same as your
remix. For example we can not and won't ship the closed source user
space X drivers in mainline Fedora. Thankfully we shouldn't need to
I can only suppose your mention of " bootable overlay support" refers
to support for HATs, please provide details if that is not the case.
There's a lot of things being looked at. Upstream does have support as
of 4.0 for overlays. There's still some bits that are still being
nailed down but they do work.
Either way, we might end up being "not quite as good" as your remix
according to your opinion. That is your opinion, you're making that
without even seeing what I have. It doesn't necessitate that attitude.