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



On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:45:08AM -0700, Chris Weyl wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com>wrote:
>
>> A seconday arch could be done for these older CPUs, if someone is
>> interested
>> enough.
>>
>
>Another option would be to retain the current i586 support, and add the
>i686+SSE2 as a new primary arch, with an eye towards depreciating the
>current x32 support down the road.  There would seem to be less initial pain
>involved here, and everyone would get what they want :)

No, there would be lots of additional pain.  Now you as a package maintainer
would have to wait for i586, i686, x86_64, ppc, and ppc64.  Then we'd have to
compose repos for them, and iso, and testing, and updates, and...

No.  Just no.

josh


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