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Date:      Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:48:17 +0000
From:      Arthur Chance <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Raspberry Pi
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References:  <20120307204923.GA19514@hemlock.hydra> <BAY165-ds72BD008F3EF7BF61F62D8CA560@phx.gbl> <20120307214008.GA25783@hemlock.hydra> <> <20120308184628.GB8035@hemlock.hydra> <>

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On 03/09/12 15:08, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> 2012-03-08 19:46, Chad Perrin skrev:
>> On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:51:03AM +0000, Arthur Chance wrote:
>>> On 03/07/12 21:40, Chad Perrin wrote:
>>>> If anyone has more information about planned BSD Unix ports to
>>>> Raspberry
>>>> Pi, or comes up with more in the next few weeks, I'd appreciate it if
>>>> someone would let me know (perhaps with URIs or contact information for
>>>> people and projects working on this).
>>> There was a discussion about it over on hackers@ last November. The
>>> thread starts at
>>> TL;DR summary: some are wildly in favour of it, others are
>>> completely negative. I.e. the usual network response to anything :-}
>> I'm curious about the reasoning for the negative. I'll have to go skim
>> that thread. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
>>> Unless someone capable and willing to do the port managed to get one
>>> of the first production batch, the next lot won't be available for
>>> 7-8 weeks at the earliest. My order is currently expected to be
>>> delivered the second week in May.
>> That helps me get sort of a timeline in mind, I think.
> The production is halted.

The key sentence is:

 > There may now be a slight delay in later batches if there’s a problem 
 > sourcing enough magnetic jacks (we’ve got teams hunting them down
 > already); all the stock of jacks we believed we had in place and
 > ready to turn into the ethernet ports on your Raspberry Pis turn out
 > not to be the correct part, so we’re having to start again and move
 > through the negotiating/ordering/delivery cycle as fast as we can.

Somewhat more conditional than a simple "halted" to my eyes. That could 
be me being optimistic but I hope not.

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