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Old 09-13-2016, 06:30 AM   #1
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What is the softpf future of SlackwareARM post-14.2?


What is the soft float (softfp) port future of SlackwareARM moving forward from 14.2?

The *-current hard float port is unfortunately (due to -march=armv7-a) not compatible with Rapsberry Pi 1/B/B+
 
Old 09-13-2016, 08:15 AM   #2
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What is the soft float (softfp) port future of SlackwareARM moving forward from 14.2?

The *-current hard float port is unfortunately (due to -march=armv7-a) not compatible with Rapsberry Pi 1/B/B+
It's dead but 14.2 will be maintained.

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Thanks for the prompt reply drmozes,

Are there any considerations for a hard float port with -march=armv6 following the successfull rollout of the -march=armv7-a port?
 
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Thanks for the prompt reply drmozes,

Are there any considerations for a hard float port with -march=armv6 following the successfull rollout of the -march=armv7-a port?
No - In the same way as the armv5 is legacy, as is the armv6. It's just one of those unfortunate things where the RPI foundation chose an older CPU that all distributions had skipped over.
 
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Thanks for the clarification drmozes
 
Old 09-13-2016, 08:47 PM   #6
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I have a couple Pi Zero's I have a project planned for that I'll have to keep on 14.2.
 
Old 11-25-2016, 02:32 PM   #7
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Obsoleted by design? :/
 
Old 11-25-2016, 04:00 PM   #8
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The *-current hard float port is unfortunately (due to -march=armv7-a) not compatible with Rapsberry Pi 1/B/B+
Amen to that! It's not unfortunate as much as it's a blessing. Slackware ARM 14.2 is still available for the RPi 1 and runs as flawlessly as ever. Like all computer hardware becomes eventually, the RPi 1 is getting old and is supplanted by more advanced technology. It was good for a few years while the RPi Foundation kept dangling the carrot by releasing variations and upgraded +versions (etc.) and keeping the community interested enough to keep throwing money at it. As Mozes states, the technology that was employed, which was subject to an imposed $35 limit, meant that the RPi 1 was pretty much in a class of its own. It served its purpose and as time and technology moved on and became more affordable, better and brighter things came over the horizon.

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