64-bit ARM Support Is Moving Along In Debian

Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 7 January 2015 at 01:36 AM EST. 2 Comments
With the upcoming release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie", AArch64/ARM64 will become an official release architecture.

Steve McIntyre has issued a long-awaited status update concerning the 64-bit ARM port of Debian. After wrestling to get ahold of enough machines to build out the thousands of Debian packages, the AArch64/ARM64 port is taking shape and with 8.0 Jessie will be the first release offering official 64-bit ARM support.

Those wishing to learn more can find out all of the details via Steve's blog. Hopefully in the not too distant future we'll be able to start sharing pure Linux 64-bit ARM hardware benchmark results.
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