Re: FreeBSD 14: Poll armv6 deprecated or removed
- Reply: Kevin Bowling : "Re: FreeBSD 14: Poll armv6 deprecated or removed"
- In reply to: Peter Jeremy : "Re: FreeBSD 14: Poll armv6 deprecated or removed"
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Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 10:37:09 UTC
On Wed, Nov 03, 2021 at 08:31:54PM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote: >Since FreeBSD-13 will be supported until early 2026, by which time the >supported RPi hardware will be 10 years old, it would seem reasonable >to remove armv6 prior to FreeBSD-14. I'd say if the criterion was "old" then there are other candidates with far fewer units in circulation with hardware almost (over?) a decade older, like powerpc and powerpcspe. Literally *millions* of the rpi1b+ and its analogues were sold. They are durable boards, and they'll belong mainly to hobbyists. And as you say, they are still being made. Does FreeBSD *really* want to remove themselves from this audience? -- J.