De-orbit Allwinner A10/A20/A31 for 12.0

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd-rwg at
Wed Jun 20 04:51:50 UTC 2018

> So now that Kyle has volunteered to look after A20, I'd like to
> continue this thread:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:32:48PM +0200, Emmanuel Vadot wrote:
> >  I want to remove A31 support for FreeBSD 12:
> >  - My A31 board (BananapiM1) just died today after a long time of being
> > my arm32 reference board.
> Is someone willing to pick up A31, or should we still phase it out?
> >  - I don't want the code to stay like the old 32 bits rockchip or
> > amlogic code that can't even boot nowadays.
> I think this would be a good time to drop support for things that have
> gotten into this state.  Do you have a complete list?  Does anyone else
> have any objections?
> fwiw, I've updated the wiki to note that A20 will continue to be
> supported, and A10 probably will be.

Kyle Evans who stepped up to do the A20 has agreed to take on
the A10 if I get him an appropriate board.  We (Kyle and I) have
come to the decision that this should be a CubieBoard 1.  I
am presently hunting the back dark corners for one, they are
avaliable on ebay here and there for not too much money still
as well.

> But there are still a number of boards listed there as "supported" that
> probably have not seen updates for years (specificially, some of the
> development boards).  I'd rather let people know what we recommend for
> new arm users.  I expect RPi, Pine64, OrangePi, and BeagleBone to be
> in that list ... are the CubieBoard and WandBoard still popular?
> What do people think?
> mcl
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