FreeBSD distribution for ARM processors.
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Thu Oct 24 13:24:12 UTC 2013
"John W. Kitz" <John.Kitz at xs4all.nl> writes:
> Can someone please explain the rationale behind not providing a distribution
> for arm based systems, as it seems somewhat illogical to me that
> distributions are available for ia64, powerpc, sparc64 (see
> http://www.freebsd.org/where.html) which are considered Tier 2 architectures
> while the official reason for arm being a Tier 2 architecture is the fact
> that no distribution is provided for it (see
The ARM port is mostly used for embedded work, for which a formal
distribution would not be helpful. There really aren't many standards
for peripherals beyond i2c, so it wouldn't be possible to support
different ARM-based devices with a single distribution.
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