We'll be looking into LLVM in due course. There are a few of us capable of fixing the
issue (that you were noted as being extremely concerned about on IRC at the time - we will
be happy to send you updates on this) but we balance this with other priorities (as well
as a desire not to grow a dependency on LLVM more broadly - Fedora relies heavily upon the
expertise of RH's tools team, which focuses on GCC almost exclusively precisely to
avoid fragmenting the resources that do exist to develop awesome new tooling). Right now,
many desktops work just fine, and there is no reason ARM cannot be a a Primary
Architecture because of a temporary bug in llvmpipe (or otherwise we can revive this
thread for you next time it breaks on the other architecture and see if it should be
demoted accordingly?). If there is a rule saying "PA needs GNOME" then this can
easily be adjusted to reflect the fact that many are running Fedora on ARM today happily
with a variety of other desktop environments.
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On Jul 9, 2013, at 18:57, Matthew Garrett <mjg59(a)srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
llvmpipe has been known to be broken for months, and nobody on the
team appears capable of fixing it. As a result, ARM shipped in F19
without any out of the box support for running our default desktop.
This doesn't make it seem like the ARM port currently has sufficient
developer expertise involved, and I'd really like to hear what the plans
are for (a) fixing the existing problems, and (b) ensuring that we don't
end up in a situation where other architectures are held up because
there's nobody who can fix ARM-specific bugs.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59(a)srcf.ucam.org
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