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Proposal: Let's drop i386


On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 04:25:25PM -0400, Thomas Ward wrote:
> However, killing i386 support globally could introduce issues, including
> but not limited to certain upstream softwares having to go away
> entirely, due to the interdependency or issues with how certain apps
> work (read; Wine, 32-bit support, 64-bit support being flaky, and
> Windows apps being general pains in that they work on 32bit but not
> always on 64-bit).

Is there any possibility of building this kind of thing in biarch style
(i.e. on the amd64 architecture, but with -m32 or similar)?  I know that
may well involve building some more biarch libraries along the way, but
it would give us an exit strategy that doesn't involve dropping things
like Wine.

IIRC Steam is also relevant, and I guess that would involve talking to
Valve?

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Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]