[arch-dev-public] x86_64 machines for Arch devs

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 31 21:08:19 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> I know we all agreed to drop i686 support, but it leaves me with a
>> small problem -- I'm one of the few devs not yet blessed with a 64 bit
>> machine. I was thinking maybe we could use the donation funding to buy
>> x86_64 build boxes for each of us. We've got a lot of donation funding
>> and the income from Schwag would of course help, but we'd probably
>> have to do a donation drive to raise about half the funds. It seems
>> like a good use of the funding to me, and our community is totally
>> awesome, I'm sure it won't be hard to raise it.
>> What do you guys think?
> Are we looking at doing desktop machines or laptops? Desktops would
> obviously be cheaper, but that assumes you already have the keyboard,
> monitor, mouse, etc.
> -Dan

I had a core2duo running i686 so I just finished my reinstall.  Forgot 
that there is no wine for x86_64 and I don't want a chroot or lib32 
setup so I am ending my dependency on MS Office.  Though I will probably 
give in eventually...  Which is cleaner, lib32 or chrooting?


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