With the Fedora 21 Alpha freeze looming in the rear view mirror, although the object wasn’t as close as it would appear, I thought it was high time that I gave a brief overview of the state of ARM aarch64 in Fedora. Some might assume the silence means not a lot has been happening but this is extremely far from the truth!
So lets start with a few statistics:
- Builds the same with mainline: 14973 odd (yes, that’s nearly 15,000 Fedora source packages built on aarch64!)
- Older builds: 217 (we have a built but it’s not the same NVR as mainline)
- Missing builds: 352
So that’s looking pretty damn good! The main components that we’re missing that make up the missing builds comprise of two main groups.
The first is builds that are FTBFS on mainline and that’s basically, if it can’t be build on F-21 on mainline we have no chance of rebuilding the f21 tag.