De-orbit Allwinner A10/A20/A31 for 12.0

Jedi Tek'Unum jedi at
Wed Jun 20 11:07:45 UTC 2018

On Jun 19, 2018, at 10:51 PM, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
> 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?

I’ve found the NanoPi NEO series more desirable than the similar OrangePi models. Heatsink. Metal case. OLED/button board. <> Perfect for many really small projects.

I’m still using Linux on mine as there isn’t out-of-the-box support from FreeBSD. I did find a build that someone had done awhile back that seemed to work. I suspect the differences are minor. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to learn the details of board support to contribute at this time.

The support for “larger” boards is great. I hope there is a continued expansion downward - all the way to IoT scale. The NEO / Zero style boards are getting close. While a bit larger, they are cheaper - and obviously far more powerful - than things like an AdaFruit Feather <> or Particle Photon <>. How long until we see hardware that shrinks down to those sizes and is unix-capable?

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