Ubuntu on ARM

Thu 13 November 2008

Canonical has just announced that they'll be bringing the ARM arch to Ubuntu. This is quite exciting -- ARM devices have been getting more and more features, and as LinuxDevices reports, there's been unofficial builds by Nokia for a while. Centralizing the builds should help reduce the effort needed to set up Ubuntu on such platforms. For example, currently builds happen after release and are announced when they're complete; we can now expect regular builds throughout development and a release date people can plan around.

There's some interesting hardware coming my way that I'd like to try this on, but I won't share just what it is until I actually have one in my hands, since they've sold out their first small batch and having problems in manufacturing.

In the meantime, I'll be hanging out in #ubuntu-arm observing.

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