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Re: 586 kernels.



On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 17:09 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 11:16:00AM -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > >That surely is something for the Fedora Board to decide ?
> > 
> > decide what? who I talk to for confirmation if a decision is made for
> > F8?  Since the bits that dave twiddles is directly affected by
> 
> Whether FC8 should have support for older processors or not. This isn't
> just the kernel but several other packages - glibc, openssl that would 
> want to either be fixed along with rpm or converted to 686 only.

What is it that we stand to gain from dropping i586, again? I appreciate
that it seems to have an order of magnitude fewer users than PowerPC,
but why do we actually need to drop it?

> It also I believe has fallout for OLPC ?

OLPC builds its own kernels.

-- 
dwmw2


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