Linux News Today: Manjaro Devs Plan on Conquering the ARM Ecosystem, Raspberry Pi 2 Builds Out Now
The Manjaro Linux development team has had the great pleasure of announcing this past weekend that the Arch Linux-based operating system is coming soon to ARM devices.
We all know that there’s already an unofficial Arch Linux for ARM project, which aims to port the well-known and acclaimed GNU/Linux distribution to embedded devices and single-board computers, but now it looks like the Manjaro Linux team plans on conquering the ARM ecosystem too.
Therefore, they announced on February 6, 2016, the availability of the first builds of the Manjaro for ARM port of the operating system, which users can now install on their Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 devices using the instructions provided by the developers.
Of course, the project is in early stages of development, so don’t expect everything to work 100 percent perfectly. Also, they are planning on supporting more ARM-based devices in the coming months, starting with single-board computers from the BeagleBoard series.
“It all started with a simple post on our developer’s mailing list. Somebody wants to do Manjaro for ARM,” said Dodge JCR on behalf of the Manjaro ARM development team. “If you would like to have your device(s) supported and would like to help out, let us know. We would love to be able to grow to as many devices as we possibly can.”
Now, looking at how the development cycle of the Manjaro Linux operating system for computers advances, we suggest that you keep an eye on the Manjaro for ARM project, as lots of interesting stuff will happen on this front.