[Dev] Future of i686

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 26 02:13:35 GMT 2017


Arch just announced that they are phasing out i686 support, and expect
to have it totally dropped in November.

https://www.archlinux.org/news/phasing-out-i686-support/

Do we want to keep i686 alive past that in Parabola?

On one hand, i686 is increasingly obscure.  On the other hand, I'd
hate to have to stop using my X60 tablet.

With recent discussions of recompiling packages from Arch, and not
using their binaries, perhaps keeping i686 alive will be less effort
in November than it might be today.

-- 
Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker


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