[arch-dev-public] Shadowing i686, round 1

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Tue Dec 13 18:29:18 UTC 2016

On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:16:53 +0100
Balló György via arch-dev-public <arch-dev-public at archlinux.org> wrote:

> -1 for dropping i686 completely.
> +1 for introducing automated builds, even if it's less secure.
> I would like to keep i686 supported, and willing to do anything that is
> needed to setup and maintain an official automated build server for
> i686 packages (and possibly for other architectures).
> --
> György Balló
> Trusted User

I've got to ask, why do you feel so strongly about it? It's been pointed out
that i686 really doesn't fit in with the original goals of Arch anymore, is less
and less supported upstream, and essentially untested. What is the compelling
reason for keeping it around?
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