Debconf 11: ARM port is making progress
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At the conference, the Debian Project, the developers of the upcoming Debian port for modern ARM processors have been discussing.
In a Birds-of-a-Feather session Steve McIntyre and Hector Oron presented the first challenge of the ARM ports: the architecture exists in different variations and versions, where V7 is currently up to date. The producers arranged especially for system-on-a-chip (SoC) components around the core to vary. In the kernel source code, this is manifested inter alia in around 15 different drivers for the serial interface. The industry consortium Linaro trying since 2010 to reduce the fragmentation of ARM.
Ubuntu currently supports ARM V7 at the issue “armel”. The Debian developers are dedicated to contrast with the variant “armhf” the new, more powerful generation. According to McIntyre, the port is already functioning in fact, in August 2011, he could move into the main Debian archive. Currently preparing for the Debian admins the purchase of suitable build server. The conference hall was a netbook with Tegra chip and Debian as an object of the round.