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Since the Arch ARM website links back to this wiki, I figured it would make sense to include support for ARM in the FAQ, do you agree? More specifically, I am referring to the section titled: Q) Why would I not want to use Arch? under the point: you require support for an architecture other than x86_64, i686 or ARM."  [[User:Wingsuit|Wingsuit]] ([[User talk:Wingsuit|talk]]) 04:32, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
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:I saw your edit and it reminded me of [https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2012-October/031678.html a discussion] we had some time ago. We have [[Samsung_Chromebook_(ARM)]] and [[Raspberry_Pi]] in our wiki, but both articles have a disclaimer, that ARM support is provided by Arch Linux ARM, not the original Arch Linux. There are other Arch-based distros that provide e.g. i586 support, but Arch Linux does not. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 04:54, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
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::This is the wiki for Arch Linux, Arch ARM is a different project, this must be clear in our documentation, ARM can't be mentioned just like a simple alternative supported architecture.
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::Arch ARM is also already mentioned in [[Arch_Based_Distributions_(Active)]] and [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special%3ALinkSearch&target=http%3A%2F%2Farchlinuxarm.org%2F&namespace= other articles], I think it's enough for people to get to know of its existence.
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::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 10:57, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
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:::So ... what do we do [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=FAQ&diff=274572&oldid=274383 about it]? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 22:24, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
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::::I've just stepped forward and undone the edit - I don't have anything against [[Samsung_Chromebook_(ARM)]] or [[Raspberry_Pi]] as long as they have the disclaimer, but adding such note into article which is clearly describing ''the'' Arch is inappropriate for the reasons given in this discussion. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 21:49, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

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Arch on ARM

Since the Arch ARM website links back to this wiki, I figured it would make sense to include support for ARM in the FAQ, do you agree? More specifically, I am referring to the section titled: Q) Why would I not want to use Arch? under the point: you require support for an architecture other than x86_64, i686 or ARM." Wingsuit (talk) 04:32, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

I saw your edit and it reminded me of a discussion we had some time ago. We have Samsung_Chromebook_(ARM) and Raspberry_Pi in our wiki, but both articles have a disclaimer, that ARM support is provided by Arch Linux ARM, not the original Arch Linux. There are other Arch-based distros that provide e.g. i586 support, but Arch Linux does not. -- Karol (talk) 04:54, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
This is the wiki for Arch Linux, Arch ARM is a different project, this must be clear in our documentation, ARM can't be mentioned just like a simple alternative supported architecture.
Arch ARM is also already mentioned in Arch_Based_Distributions_(Active) and other articles, I think it's enough for people to get to know of its existence.
-- Kynikos (talk) 10:57, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
So ... what do we do about it? -- Karol (talk) 22:24, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
I've just stepped forward and undone the edit - I don't have anything against Samsung_Chromebook_(ARM) or Raspberry_Pi as long as they have the disclaimer, but adding such note into article which is clearly describing the Arch is inappropriate for the reasons given in this discussion. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 21:49, 18 December 2013 (UTC)