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Proposal: Let's drop i386

Am Montag, den 14.05.2018, 17:49 +0200 schrieb Nafallo Bjälevik:
> There's still a lot of new boards coming out which are still armhf 
> hardware, with manufacturers pledging to keep shipping boards at
> least 
> until 2020. Hardkernel's Samsung-based boards would be a perfect
> example.
> It would be a shame to buy one of these boards in 2020 and not be
> able 
> to run Ubuntu on them, so I'd propose to keep armhf around until at 
> least the next LTS and look at how things are stacking up for 20.10.

not only that, an arm64 binary allocates nearly twice the ram at
runtime. while boards like the pi3 are actually capable of running
arm64 it is rather pointless with only 1GB RAM if you want to actually
run some applications (an Ubuntu Core pi2 armhf image shows 40MB RAM in
use when idling right after first boot via htop. the identical arm64
image on a dragonboard occupies above 90MB)

from an embedded POV i think dropping armhf would be a pre-mature step

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