Continuing this thread: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ros-sig-embedded/kODwxXQ7uDQ
The RPI3 is 32bit. Is there going to be a 32bit version of Kinetic for ARM?
There are Xenial armhf builds. I’m kind of disappointed to hear that it seems that the Raspberry Pi community has not started supporting aarch64 images. Why have the armv8 chip and not use it.
yes, the Kinetic buildfarm does armhf and arm64 builds for both Jessie and Xenial. It’s a lower priority to support Debian and ARM builds in the initial release, but we do encourage maintainers to fix platform-specific problems that the build farm finds.
Unfortunately we have only demonstrated the ability to build armhf and arm64 for Xenial and Jessie both. However we’ve tried to pick a covering set by turning on Jessie arm64 and Xenial armhf.
We can consider changing the supported architectures, however we need to trade off the costs of running the buildfarm. Note that the armhf and arm64 builds take close to an order of magnitude more server time.