[ros-users] ROS Release Timeline

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 16:18:57 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Tully Foote <tfoote at osrfoundation.org>wrote:
> Related to this it has been suggested to me that we could setup a
> bidding/kickstarter style campaign for different platform or arch support.
>  If people are interested we could estimate what it would take to support
> builds on extra arch/platform combinations for the duration of a release.
>  And if there is enough community support to fund the project we can turn
> on specific architectures.


> Also we are currently building i386 and amd64, we could consider dropping
> i386 on some platforms to save resources.

Looking forward, I suspect most PC users will be 64-bit, and the main
32-bit platform will be ARM. That may be true already. Perhaps people would
favor substituting some common ARM platform for i386.

> Please take a look at the results of both surveys and the above proposal
> and give your feedback.

+1 It's a good plan, balancing a great many divergent needs.
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