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[opensuse-arm] Re: Status of Raspberry Pi for openSUSE
On Thu, 1 Aug 2013, Andrew Wafaa wrote:

Feel free to join in and help get it all working if it frustrates you that much.

As we've explained several times, the Pi uses the old ARMv6 architecture and is almost the sole user nowadays (from a general compute perspective). openSUSE is looking forward, and when we re-started the ARM porting effort we made it crystal clear that our focus is on ARMv7 and above (including ARMv8).

Creating and maintaining a port takes a heck of a lot of work, so there is only so much we can do. This does not stop you from getting ARMv6 up and running etc, and we know there are a lot of people with devices. This is what Berhhard help start and I know he would love some help.

I plan to plan helping for half a year now, but the basic requirements are missing. Since we have our raspberries there was no time, when an initial boot image and the the obs service repositories could be used together.

I do a lot for openSUSE for many years now, but I have no time to learn a completely new topic how to create a installation system from scratch. So if we can get a state, where an installation medium is available which matches current OBS, then I'll help to port some of the stuff and fix problems. Also the OBS build stuff actually should be exported to the download directories. Currently all the stuff available for download has nothing to do with the stuff in the build setup. Everything is totally mangled.

I requested maintainer role for devel:ARM:12.3:Contrib:RaspberryPi already, so that I at least can fix some of the obvious errors like broken links in the build environment.

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