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



On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:06:49AM +0200, drago01 wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:01 AM, Bill Nottingham<notting redhat com> wrote:
> > Gregory Maxwell (gmaxwell gmail com) said:
> >> I doubt having consistently lower FP precision is anything many users
> >> are asking for. The few that do can usually take care of themselves.
> >
> > And yet you say we should push them all to x86_64, which has
> > the same lower precision?
> >
> >> > - More clearly delineates our support set of targets, sticking true
> >> >  to forwards innovation, not necessarily legacy support
> >>
> >> If thats the case why maintain x86 at all?
> >
> > Because it's 58% of our userbase (source: F11 torrent stats.)
> 
> Do we have any numbers on how many of this systems are x86_64 capable ?

If large parts of the world are walking around carrying 6 x CDs from
town to town, then we don't even have accurate stats for ix86 either.

Rich.

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