Final days for some Arm platforms
Arnd Bergmann stirred up a bit of a discussion with his January 8 “bring out your dead” posting, wherein he raised the idea of removing support for a long list of seemingly unloved Arm platforms — and a few non-Arm ones as well. Many of these have seen no significant work in at least six years. In a January 13 followup, he notes that several of those platforms will be spared for now due to ongoing interest. Several others, though (efm32, picoxcell, prima2, tango, u300, and zx) remain on the chopping block, and the status of another handful remains uncertain. Readers who care about old Arm platforms may want to have a look at the list now and speak up if they still need support for one of the platforms that might otherwise be deleted.
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