Plans for RISC-V boards like BeagleV, Nezha RISC-V SBC and Allwinner D1 SBC?


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Now that affordable RISC-V SBC's are appearing, are there plans to investigate and possibly support them from Armbian?

 

 

If it helps, I'm willing to do a small donation.

 

 

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Donate and support the project!

Unless I've hallucinated it, Igor seemed open in the past to supporting other architectures in Armbian, provided there was someone to maintain new toolchains in the build system.

 

But as I've seen elsewhere, the "missing ingredient is time", and such efforts would take time away from other development efforts.

 

Though, it's not the first time ARM was relabeled to be something else ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Computers

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Development is fun and usually people are happy doing that, while it is hard and near to impossible to find people that would stay and deal with equally hard but boring non-glorious maintenance tasks :( which could already represent several full time positions. That's why "no" is a default answer to any "Feature request", especially when requests adds to our bill and because there are tasks and projects for years to come.

 

On 5/22/2021 at 8:14 AM, Superkoning said:

If it helps, I'm willing to do a small donation.

 

I rather give you a donation if you start doing something we pointed out we need to get done.

 

Even if you finance everything, let's say two developers / full time / few years - which is needed to get somewhere, chances are very little. Its not just two paychecks ... and it is very hard to assemble a good team that would proceed on such projects even the money is not a problem. 

 

Donations are here for things you already have. For example - when you download software we assemble and maintain it for you for free of charge, you don't need to watch dirty commercials and your personal data is not sold to 3rd party to pay the bill. We pay the bill for you.

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31 minutes ago, Igor said:

Donations are here for things you already have. For example - when you download software we assemble and maintain it for you for free of charge, you don't need to watch dirty commercials and your personal data is not sold to 3rd party to pay the bill. We pay the bill for you.

 

FWIW: I'm an Armbian user, and, yes, I've done a few donations in the past.

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5 hours ago, Superkoning said:

FWIW: I'm an Armbian user, and, yes, I've done a few donations in the past.

 

FYI your donation IS greatly appreciated. 

 

 I don't want the context of this conversation to convey the contrary. 

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