Quote from hstubbs3 on December 11, 2011, 08:06
Even if Ubuntu is explicitly targeting ARMv7, shouldn't it be possible to port it down to ARMv6 ? like automated assembly conversion for the additional instructions? or emulation for them??
You won't be doing conversion/emulation. ARMv7's real difference is explicit superscalar operation and NEON as SIMD capabilities. The only thing you'll be doing is recompiling everything to not expect either. In truth, there's little magic with Ubuntu that you couldn't re-do or find better in some other Debian based distribution. It's only really a name, combined with a company supporting what gets rolled out to the public- and of late, they've made a bunch of Apple-like pushy moves that I question the wisdom of.