De-orbit Allwinner A10/A20/A31 for 12.0

Emmanuel Vadot manu at
Wed Jun 20 08:32:07 UTC 2018

On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:51:46 +0000
Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:

> 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?

 Given that A31 is close to A20 in term of drivers and that the clocks
are done it can stay.

> >  - 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?

 I think that this is the complete list :)

> fwiw, I've updated the wiki to note that A20 will continue to be
> supported, and A10 probably will be.
> 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

Emmanuel Vadot <manu at> <manu at>

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