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



Once upon a time, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> said:
> Jon Ciesla (limb jcomserv net) said: 
> > Additionally, what will this do to RHEL?  I can't imagine RHEL customers  
> > being too happy about this for RHEL7(?), and if i386 would still be in  
> > RHEL, it would worry me that it would only be a secondary arch in  
> > Fedora. . .
> 
> Not that it matters for Fedora, but I doubt many people are paying
> $whatever_the_price_of_RHEL_is to run on a 6, 7, 10-year old machine. And
> RHEL 5 only supports (base) i686 or greater already.

RHEL 5 doesn't require SSE2 and runs just fine on PIII and Athlon XP.

I think the big question is this: is this worth the effort?  Almost all
the new systems should just be running x86_64 anyway.  Why does x86 (32
bit) need to throw out working architectures?  Adding them back as a
secondary arch just increases the workload (for somebody) that much
more.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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