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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)