Raspberry Pi

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Fri Mar 9 15:48:24 UTC 2012

On 03/09/12 15:08, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> 2012-03-08 19:46, Chad Perrin skrev:
>> On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:51:03AM +0000, Arthur Chance wrote:
>>> On 03/07/12 21:40, Chad Perrin wrote:
>>>> If anyone has more information about planned BSD Unix ports to
>>>> Raspberry
>>>> Pi, or comes up with more in the next few weeks, I'd appreciate it if
>>>> someone would let me know (perhaps with URIs or contact information for
>>>> people and projects working on this).
>>> There was a discussion about it over on hackers@ last November. The
>>> thread starts at
>>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2011-November/036742.html
>>> TL;DR summary: some are wildly in favour of it, others are
>>> completely negative. I.e. the usual network response to anything :-}
>> I'm curious about the reasoning for the negative. I'll have to go skim
>> that thread. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
>>> Unless someone capable and willing to do the port managed to get one
>>> of the first production batch, the next lot won't be available for
>>> 7-8 weeks at the earliest. My order is currently expected to be
>>> delivered the second week in May.
>> That helps me get sort of a timeline in mind, I think.
> The production is halted.
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/781

The key sentence is:

 > There may now be a slight delay in later batches if there’s a problem 
 > sourcing enough magnetic jacks (we’ve got teams hunting them down
 > already); all the stock of jacks we believed we had in place and
 > ready to turn into the ethernet ports on your Raspberry Pis turn out
 > not to be the correct part, so we’re having to start again and move
 > through the negotiating/ordering/delivery cycle as fast as we can.

Somewhat more conditional than a simple "halted" to my eyes. That could 
be me being optimistic but I hope not.

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