[Bulk] Re: New generation netbooks with *ubuntu?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Mar 23 15:57:35 UTC 2009

John Hubbard wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>>> Arm is already supported by Debian, I believe, so it's really a matter of testing.
>> Ubuntu's standards for a official architecture are significantly more
>> demanding then Debian's.  That's why for instance PowerPC is no longer
>> supported in Ubuntu.
> Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't the issue with PowerPC that there 
> were not a sufficient number of users who were willing to be involved in 
> development and testing of new releases on PPC system.

For some value of sufficient.

> If there is a hardware manufacture selling Arm boxes, I would bet that they would like 
> to be involved in testing the new releases and thus the problem is solved.

There are hardware manufacturers selling Power boxes too (including a
rather large one based in Minato).  But that obviously wasn't enough.
It remains to see how serious Freescale is about ARM.

Matt Flaschen

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