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Proposal: Let's drop i386

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 05:13:48PM -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 4:25 PM, Thomas Ward <teward at thomas-ward.net> wrote:
> > So with the scope of this email chain, I would like to request a
> > clarification before we go forward much more with this email chain: Are
> > we discussing dropping 32-bit for *installer images* this cycle, or are
> > we talking about the complete global death of i386 as a supported
> > architecture?

> Let's make it simple and reserve this thread for discussion about
> dropping 32-bit installer images now.

> Someone else is welcome to start a separate thread to discuss the more
> controversial and complex topic of dropping i386 completely.

As long as the architecture is included in the archive, I think it's up to
the individual flavor teams whether they want to support install images for
that architecture.

I do believe that the real question before us is that of dropping the
architectures from the archive.

However, please note that as of 18.04, i386 and armhf are still supported
architectures by Canonical for Ubuntu Core.  While there is as yet no
decision to continue supporting these architectures for 20.04-based Ubuntu
Core, we also wouldn't pull them from the archive until a decision is made
*not* to support them.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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