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Date:      Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:39:06 +0200
From:      "John W. Kitz" <>
To:        "'Adrian Chadd'" <>
Cc:        'FreeBSD Questions' <>
Subject:   RE: FreeBSD distribution for ARM processors.
Message-ID:  <000001ced0f9$189a1bb0$49ce5310$>
In-Reply-To: <>
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Again much appreciated.




From: [] On Behalf Of
Adrian Chadd
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:23 PM
Cc: FreeBSD Questions
Subject: Re: FreeBSD distribution for ARM processors.




On 23 October 2013 13:30, John W. Kitz <> wrote:


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 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


It's happening. It may not happen for 10.0 but the vague plan is to get
generic MIPS/ARM install environments with customisations for how you get
the image onto various devices.






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