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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Can haz Gentoo-ARM forum? Reply with quote

What do people reckon about another forum under Architectures and Platforms for ARM?

Just wondering whether there's any call for it, before I post in feedback forums asking if the mods would mind.

(I'll also be querying the relative placing of that category on main page, should any be reading.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steveL,

Well, you get ARM based PCs as cover mounts on magazines, so they are clearly becoming more popular.

ARM64 servers are expected to take off too.

That's a +1 from me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four out of my six computers are tiny ARM:s. And I will newer ever buy a Windows-PC again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks promising:

http://ezchip.com/products/?ezchip=585&spage=686
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really though, while I have a handful of Raspberry Pi's I don't think I'm all that sweet on arm right now. There are lots of proprietary things about each vendor and model of chip that you need to sign an NDA to get information on if you want to code to it, and arm is such a chaos of incompatibilities between versions I'd rather stick to something a bit more standard.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm it's not about whether you want to use ARM atm, but whether it's worth having a separate forum.

I think it would be, given the amount of ARM postings, and that they're everywhere.

The point about relative placings of Alt archs, is that they're easy to miss under the lingua-specific forums, which people will go to anyway if they need them, whilst Alternative archs apply to any user on them, irrespective of native lingua.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, I don't find hardware-specific forums unhelpful.

To me, it would be better to have labels you can check to help group posts.
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