this is excellent news, we should definitely get a working ARM iso out sometime after Luna is released.
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff < ser...@elementaryos.org> wrote: > Hey guys, > > Rico Tzschichholz has arranged enabling armhf (ARM with hardware > support for floating-point instructions) builds for our Daily PPA! > First binary builds, starting with Granite, should start appearing in > the repository in a few hours. > > According to Rico, this is the first non-Canonical PPA to receive > armhf support. With our daily PPA frequently showing up at > https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas as one of the 5 most updated PPAs, > I'm afraid we're going to put quite a strain on Launchpad's builders! > Perhaps Canonical are after some load testing? :) > > For armhf builds to work the Daily PPA has to be self-contained from > now on because dependency PPAs don't have armhf builds for > architecture-dependent packages. > > I've just run a round of deb-packaging branch updates with a script I > hacked together for the occasion (can be viewed at > http://pastebin.com/cSBEA0gh) to make all packages buildable on > vanilla Precise. Packages that need valac 0.16 now explicitly ask for > "valac-0.16" package and fall back to "valac" package v0.16 or > greater, which should allow building them properly on vanilla Precise > which defaults to valac-0.14. > > I wonder if we still need the dependency on > https://launchpad.net/~vala-team/+archive/ppa if packages build OK > without it. Does using the latest vala-0.16 from nemequ's PPA benefit > the x86 architectures in any way? > > The other external dependency - > https://launchpad.net/~nemequ/+archive/sqlheavy - is required by > Postler. We could copy the sqlheavy package to Daily PPA and get rid > of it, thus solving the problem, but I'm not a fan of copying frozen > versions of third-party stuff into the PPA. > > ARM builds might also expose some portability issues that our apps > might have. I'm not sure what shall we do about them just now; perhaps > ignoring them and focusing on releasing Luna for x86 is the best > approach because we're not going to get any decent ISOs for ARM > anytime soon: partial support for supporting several hardware > configurations with one kernel was landed only in Linux 3.7 while on > Precise we're stuck with 3.2 for ARM. > > Also note that Testing and Stable PPAs are not yet armhf-enabled (I'm > not sure why; if you really want to know you'll have to ask Rico). > > -- > Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff > OS architect @ elementary > > -- > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~elementary-dev-community > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~elementary-dev-community > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >
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