jr at jriddell.org
Mon Sep 23 10:06:33 UTC 2013
Just as I've got my pandabox up and accessible comes the question of
do we want arm images at all....
infinity> ScottK / Riddell: If I dropped the ancient ti-omap4 kernel,
pvr-omap4, and the *-omap-revert X server/drivers from the archive,
thus effectively killing the ability to have a kubuntu-omap4 image,
would you care? 21:15
infinity> ScottK / Riddell: That whole stack is somewhere between
unsupportable and lolz, I'd much rather we just drop it
Riddell> infinity: I'd care but I'd be convincable 21:24
Riddell> infinity: but server has omap4 too? 21:24
infinity> Riddell: omap4 for server can be done with the -generic
kernel, since it doesn't need a decent graphics driver. 21:28
infinity> Riddell: That's potentially doable for kubuntu too, if you
guys don't care about having any acceleration. 21:28
infinity> (Entirely impossible for Ubuntu Desktop, since we rely on working GL/EGL) 21:29
infinity> Riddell: Basically, supporting the quantal kernel and a
reverted X server forever is just not a tenable solution. 21:29
Currently the images don't work because I think there's something
wrong with Ubiquity when running in the installer only mode these images use.
But I can't verify or work on this because the graphics drivers are
broken for anything that needs libwayland meaning KWin doesn't work.
The images only work on Pandaboard which isn't a useful end user
device. I had hoped that Nexus images would give us something that
could be run on a nice end user device but the nexus images were not
supported by the rest of Ubuntu long before they switched to whatever
Ubuntu Touch uses.
So I fear we have to drop the arm images for now since we don't have
the skills on the team to get it running on any hardware.
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