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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12



On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 01:58:13PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>Jon Ciesla (limb jcomserv net) said: 
>> PLEASE do not do this.
>>
>> If we stop supporting Pentium II and Pentium III, I have to buy a whole  
>> lot of new hardware.   Dead serious.
>>
>> Could we do i686 as a secondary arch, and swap with i386 further in the  
>> future?
>
>While I understand you may have a lot of older hardware, the point of a
>*seconday* architecture is that it's not the primary architecture target.
>Even if we didn't split off older CPUs, we're still primarily targeting
>newer machines.

So conversely, someone could do an i386/i586 secondary architecture effort.

josh


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