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Bug 6183 - Remove client package for Linux on ARM (softfloat)
: Remove client package for Linux on ARM (softfloat)
Status: CLOSED FIXED
: ThinLinc
Client platforms
: trunk
: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
: 4.8.0
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Reported: 2017-03-01 13:25 by
Modified: 2018-05-30 16:35 (History)
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Description From cendio 2017-03-01 13:25:39
This is basically the revert of bug 5181. The soft-float ARM platform is little
used. We mainly added support in order to provide packages for:

* Wyse T50 (bug 4495). Apparently this product is still sold as "3010 (T50)",
see http://www.wyse.com/support/eol/cloud-clients. 

* Igel IZ1 (bug 5001). This product is no longer sold, and apparently there's
no other ARM terminal. 

* HP t410 (bug 4496). This product is no longer sold, and apparently there's no
other ARM terminal. 

* Fujitsu Futro Z220 (bug 4610). This product is still sold. 

Although 2 of 4 terminals are still sold, our impression is that these are not
very popular among ThinLinc customers.
------- Comment #3 From cendio 2017-03-13 15:23:08 -------
One question was if we should keep the extra stuff we added to support HP's ARM
client, which is a "zero client". HP doesn't seem to have any replacement
models, but it does offer that slimmed down OS on all hardware now. As such we
should probably keep the integration for it.
------- Comment #4 From cendio 2017-03-13 15:25:01 -------
Should be nothing left.

Tester should check:

 - That there are no armel remnants in the tree or cenbuild
 - That we're still shipping all other clients
 - That the documentation looks good (see the commit for relevant chapters)
------- Comment #6 From cendio 2017-03-14 16:58:14 -------
rpm2debpkg could be seen as a generic conversion tool, so I let it keep the
knowledge about armel.

tlclient has a check to make sure you're not trying to run a hard-float binary
on a soft-float system. That check could be useful a while longer as people
might try to run our binaries on an incompatible system, and the bugs that
surface otherwise are difficult to diagnose.
------- Comment #7 From cendio 2017-03-15 07:22:03 -------
(In reply to comment #3)
> One question was if we should keep the extra stuff we added to support HP's ARM
> client, which is a "zero client". HP doesn't seem to have any replacement
> models, but it does offer that slimmed down OS on all hardware now. As such we
> should probably keep the integration for it.

Pierre is going to check if we can get hold on a "Zero Client" from HP so that
we could continue test this specific code for integration on x86_64.
------- Comment #9 From cendio 2017-03-16 12:59:19 -------
The Dell Wyse Ubuntu stuff was just for their ARM model, so we should remove
that from the TAG.
------- Comment #11 From cendio 2017-03-21 09:20:05 -------
(In reply to comment #10)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r32312 | ossman | trunk/ctc/doc/external/
> 
> Remove Dell Wyse Enhance Ubuntu Linux chapter
> 
> It was only used on their ARM based terminals, which we no longer
> support. Bug 6183.
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Couldn't find any more occurrences for Wyse Ubuntu. Looks good.