[arch-announce] Phasing out i686 support

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Bartłomiej Piotrowski announce at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 25 19:01:02 UTC 2017

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community,
we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture.

The decision means that February ISO will be the last that allows to install 32
bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will
be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and
repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively
making i686 unsupported.

However, as there is still some interest in keeping i686 alive, we would like to
encourage the community to make it happen with our guidance. The [arch-ports][1]
mailing list and #archlinux-ports IRC channel on Freenode will be used for
further coordination.

The [multilib] repository will not be affected by this change.

   [1]: https://lists.archlinux.org/listinfo/arch-ports

URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/phasing-out-i686-support/

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