is there a schedule or never consider it?
To my knowledge, there is not a current plan for an official Raspberry Pi image, but there is an arm64 installation release candidate you can try using if you have a 64-bit Pi.
Upfront: the following is in no way something close to release, nor am I knowledgeable enough to drive a effort to bring Rocky Linux to a Raspberry PI, just replicated the work of Pablo (pgreco) a very nice member of the CentOS arm-sig.
The upstream 4.18.x kernel won’t boot a RPI or any other Single Board Computer, hence I rebuild a kernel in a rocky linux (mock) chroot from the CentOS sig (pgreco) Which is specially (and only) suited for the Raspberry PI 4.
Created an image using appliance-tools installed from epel-8
This kernel, some extra packages and the configs (mockcfg and the kickstart-file used to create an image) can be found In my little (Rocky Linix) development package repository
This resulted in an image which at least boots on a RPI 4:
Flash it to a SD card with your favorite tool or simply:
xzcat RockyLinux-RPI4-aarch64-DEVEL1-img.raw.xz | sudo dd of=$/path/to/sd/card bs=4M status=progress && sudo sync
Ssh-root login is enabled by default:
User : root Password: rocky
As said no way close to decent: it is just a prove of concept.
The image boots the “raspberry” way: the kernel gets directly loaded no initramfs
There is no swap partition or file , it uses zram-swap to provide a little bit of swap in (compressed) memory
Every body famialir with the raspberry pi’s knows you need some (closed source) early boot binaries (which actually run on the video-core)
These binaries are packaged in raspberrypi-firmware ; as a consequence the source package of the kernel also contain these binaries.
(Note the are free redistributable just no source code available)
Did not install any graphical stuff and doubt accelerated video output will work (if any graphical output…)
Hey everyone, I would also suggest you checkout the Special Interest Group (SIG) for AltArch on Mattermost
thanks for the information.