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



On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:06:37AM +0000, Matej Cepl wrote:
>Josh Boyer, Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:28:04 -0400:
>>>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...
>
>Well, much more interesting question IMHO is why we keep ppc? Did anybody 
>know numbers about these (I am sorry, i got lost in smolt website, so I 
>was not able to collect data from there)?

We didn't.  It's demoted to a secondary arch starting with Fedora 13.  Pay
attention.

josh


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