Currently we build and ship ARM packages for debian-based distros. Some preliminary results from the community survey seem to indicate they are hardly used - just one user (other than our own @Gwmngilfen) has reported so far that they use Foreman on ARM.
The build process for ARM is much slower than for x86, making the release process currently take longer since we don’t push the packages until all builds are done. This also makes the build pipeline for debian more complex, since it needs to handle building on both arm and x86.
Given this situation, and the fact the foreman should still be installable on ARM from source, I suggest that we stop building and shipping arm packages. Please vote below on your preferred course of action (or comment if I missed some point):
- Drop ARM packaging work completely
- Continue to build ARM as best-effort, separately from the main build pipelines (i.e. not blocking)
- Continue building and shipping ARM packages only for released version and not nightlies
- Continue building and shipping ARM packages for all releases including nightlies