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Offer Linux builds for ARM, ARM64, and POWER

We don't use x86 in our lab environment, instead we use Linux on a variety of other architectures including ARM and POWER. Furthermore, the analyzer software is not open source, so we cannot recompile it to work within our lab environment.

Can you please provide Linux builds of your software for the following architectures?

armel (ARM 32-bit)
armhf (ARM 64-bit)
ppc64el (POWER8+)

Even unsupported builds would be greatly appreciated -- without them, we're probably going to have to use and start improving the existing WIP open source replacement for your software.

Thanks!

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  • Aug 2 2018
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    August 2, 2018 17:00

    @Mark Garrison Perhaps you could link everything statically, or build a "snap" or something?
    Also, NVIDIA Jetson seems to be an up-and-coming ARM linux target.
    (and from there, the jump to Android isn't too terrible ...)

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    August 2, 2018 17:00

    ARM64 seems the most important. The specific targets that would be most important based on my understanding of adoption would be Raspberry Pi, followed by Odroid, followed by the Beagle brethren.
    (That's unless you also count Android as an ARM linux target. That might get really handy for diagnosis on-the-go...)

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    August 2, 2018 17:00

    How about a build for ppc64le? That platform has performance to spare and would be a good fit in our lab environment.