Michael Cronenworth wrote:
Kevin, you don't know what you are talking about. Every cell
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
What do people buy these days? Phones, tablets, and TVs. Not desktop
Citation needed. Desktop/notebook computers aren't going to go away any time
Hell, ARM is even building server boxes now
But even those servers are not fast enough to complete package builds in a
(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
I'll enjoy calling up these emails 2 years from now when
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
(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.)