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Re: FESco meeting summary for 20090507



On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 6:14 PM, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
<bochecha fedoraproject org> wrote:
> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 17:44, Jon Stanley <jonstanley gmail com> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 1:34 PM, drago01 <drago01 gmail com> wrote:
>>
>>> What happened to this https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/142 ?
>>
>> Sorry about that, as I mentioned in the ticket, entirely my fault this
>> didn't get brought up :(
>>
>> Anyhow, the concerns that I have about this is as Paul noted in the
>> ticket, what happens if someone  downloads this now more visible
>> x86_64 release and finds that it doesn't boot their computer?  I sense
>> a lot of "man, this Fedora thing SUCKS!".
>>
>> Moreover, with the new architecture support feature in F11, we're now
>> supposedly defaulting to an x86_64 kernel on an i686 install if the
>> processor supports it (note that I say supposedly because I've not
>> personally tested it).  Thus you have an x86_64 kernel, and all of the
>> goodness that brings, but you still have an i686 userspace.
>>
>> Also, keep in mind that while x86_64 hardware is quite common in the
>> US and Western Europe (perhaps to a lesser extent there than the US,
>> even), there are many parts of the world where that is not common, and
>> folks would have to go find the i686 version to download.
>
> Wouldn't smolt be a good way to know the rates of 64 bits processors
> versus 32 bits ones ?
>
> The « arch » tab says :
> i686    200890          75.2 %
> x86_64  64931   24.3 %
>
> But if I understood it right, that's actually the installed arch, not
> the capability of the CPU, so many of those i686 installs might come
> from 64 bits CPUs and user not knowing/willing to move to 64 bits
> OS...

Yeah and the installed arch does not really mean much considering how
our download page is designed.


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