I miss a few links that explains what is Arm together with an intro about why is Arm
relevant for opensuse.......
Please understand we will send this page to IT media that do not understand arm.
Alexander Graf <agraf(a)suse.de> wrote:
On 03/04/2013 05:54 PM, Alexander Graf wrote:
On 03/04/2013 05:00 PM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> On Monday 04 March 2013 16:52:57 Jos Poortvliet wrote:
>> On Thursday 28 February 2013 17:07:22 Alexander Graf wrote:
>>> On 28.02.2013, at 17:04, Andrew Wafaa wrote:
>>>> On 28 February 2013 15:15, Dirk Müller<dmueller(a)suse.com> wrote:
>>>>> 2013/2/28 Alexander Graf<agraf(a)suse.de>de>:
>>>>>> openSUSE on AArch64
>>>>> I would like to reword this to ARM 64bit (AArch64)
>>>> I know it may sound pedantic, but it would be better if we reword
>>>> to AArch64, the 64-bit execution
state of the ARMv8 architecture.
>>> That's way too long. I've cut it down to the essentials below :).
>>>> I'm not sure if it is worth saying that we will also support
>>>> although we are not directly
building it. This is a key
>>>> between us and Fedora. Debian/Ubuntu will support both execution
>>>> states via MultiArch.
>>> I don't think anyone cares :).
>>> openSUSE on AArch64 (64-bit ARMv8)
>>> For its 1 year anniversary of ARM support, openSUSE is joining the
>>> of 64 bit enabled ARM distributions. Within the past few months,
>>> openSUSE team has worked very hard to
get openSUSE up and rolling
>>> ARM's new 64 bit capable
architecture and is eager to show first
>>> By now, about 2400 packages built successfully. Only looking at it
>>> the quantity perspective, this is already more than a third of the
>>> openSUSE distribution. From all we know it's also more successful
>>> builds than any other Linux distribution has on AArch64! If you'd
>>> see the status yourself, please check out the OBS repository we
>>> for this .
>>> As an open distribution, we also worked really hard to enable
>>> contributors to easily participate in the effort. For this, we
>>> OBS to automatically spawn a Foundation Model  virtual machine
>>> you want to build for aarch64. This
works remotely on the OBS
>>> (and will hit the 2.4 release) as
well as locally using osc build.
>>> information on this is available on the respective wiki page .
>>> Also our upcoming Open Build Service release 2.4 will fully
>>> aarch64 builds. Natively or using an
emulator. This release can be
>>> to build additional aarch64 packages or entire distributions at
>>> Our next big milestone is going to he a working JeOS image -
>>> with YaST, openssh and everything you
need for a simple and small
>>> system. We will create that using our standard image building tool
>>> and provide a ready-made image for the Foundation Model. Stay
>>> If all of the above got you curious and / or you would like to
>>> participate in this awesome effort, please join us on the
>>> mailing list . There is a lot of
fun work to do and and you
>>> open open source work, you are
guaranteed to feel right at home.
>>> Your openSUSE ARM team
>> I made a few minor edits and put it on-line:
>> The openSUSE-arm picture is quite bad, is there anything better?
>> Also, how certain are we that we have the most packages building on
>> bit? Being able to simply go out and say
"we've got most packages
>> 64bit" allows me to create headlines
like "openSUSE wrestles ahead
64Bit support" or something cool like that ;-)
I just heard from Agustin that we don't announce this now...
Right, I just talked to Agustin. His take on this is that we should
make the announcement part of the openSUSE 12.3 release. That means
that we need to have everything (wiki page, paragraph, image) up
Comments are more than welcome. We need to find a better location for
the image too.
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