Improving subarchitecture detection ARM

Registered by Michael Casadevall on 2010-05-05

This specification deals with improving detection of armel sub-architectures for the 10.10 cycle so that boards do not have to be enabled individually. It also looks over the current implementation, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as possible improvements that can be made.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
David Mandala
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Michael Casadevall
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Michael Casadevall
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for natty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon natty-alpha-1
Started by
Michael Casadevall on 2010-05-26
Completed by
Michael Casadevall on 2011-05-10

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Work Items (maverick-alpha-2):
[cjwatson] Review changed with cjwatson [1 day]: DONE
Implement generic fallback code in flash-kernel [2-3 days]: DONE

Work Items (ubuntu-10.10-beta):
Implement new subarchitecture detection in libdebian-installer [1-2 day]: DONE

Work Items (ubuntu-11.04):
Have API change approved and merged [5-7 days]: DONE
Implement necessary changes to have base-installer to use new libd-i framework [1-2 days]: POSTPONED
Have new warning message about usage of generic fallback code approved and implemented [1 day]: POSTPONED
Confirm new warning message only triggers on unsupported hardware [1 day]: POSTPONED
[gruemaster]Test upgrade path [1 day]: DONE
[gruemaster]Test unsupported hardware [1 day]: DONE

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Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.