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[opensuse-arm] ARM status
Hi guys,

It's time for a small status update. This won't be an extensive list, but at
least give you an overview of what has happened since the last time :).

*** We can successfully build ~3500 out of ~4700 Factory packages! ***

Unfortunately Factory is updating so fast that we just haven't managed to do a
full build of all these shina packages for the last 3 weeks, so packages you
see in the download repository are from 3 weeks ago. To fetch the newer builds,
just run "osc getbinaries ...". Beware of dragons though :).

Also, there are a couple of things we have now that weren't there before:

* Lots of qemu fixes to get stuff building
* Kernel rpms so we can generate kernels for the following flavors: default,
tegra, omap2plus (Pandaboard), imx51 (EFIKA MX)
* Build fixes for a number of packages (otherwise we wouldn't get 3.5k!)
* U-boot package for pandaboard (thanks Joop!)
* Probably a lot of stuff I can't remember atm. If you have worked on
something and want to add it to the list, please reply to this mail so we have
more overview :).

So what is still missing from here? Well, these are the pieces I'm tracking
right now:

* Kiwi support (Marcus is on it!)
* Kernel testing and making-it-work [1]
* Exception handling [1] keeps us from building Java, keeps us from building
most of the other 1200 packages
* hwinfo probably needs some love for ARM
* yast2 could use some love as well :)
* X drivers are probably still missing
* Fixing broken packages, there are still a few that are not broken because
of exception handling :)


[1] To handle exceptions we need to be able to unwind state at certain points
in the code. This unwinding requires special tables which are different on ARM
than on any other platform out there. Now the problem is that even a program as
simple as:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
try {
throw -1;
}

catch (int) {
fprintf(stderr, "We caught an exception of type int\n");
}
}

fails to execute on our current builds. Thus gmp and gcj don't build properly
and everything depending on Java just doesn't even get built. I'm trying to
reproduce this with Linaro's gcc to maybe get some help from them. Once we have
that, the kernel might end up working and we should have an
almost-completely-built distro (no guarantees for actually working code).


Alex

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