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> "aarch64" is the new 64-bit ARMv8, I had to Google that name.

It's not exactly new though, it first shipped in the iPhone 5S a bit more than 2 years ago.

> There are various other minor and not so minor platforms like Power, Mips, OpenSparc, etc.

Which is exactly the platforms the author (Miod Valaat, who recently resigned as OpenBSD nurturer/implementer/maintainer for many of these) is talking about considering he explicitly lists them in the first paragraph:

> Only a few people actually know about the rest of the ecosystem (mips, power8...), and noone gives a shit anyway.

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