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

Balló György ballogyor at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 19:04:44 UTC 2016

2016. 12.  13, kedd keltezéssel 12.29-kor Doug Newgard ezt írta:
> 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).
> 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?

Because I still use an i686-only system occasionally, and I prefer to
keep old hardware working with my favourite distribution. I agree that
building packages manually for a small percentage of users is
pointless. But most of the packages can be built for i686 without any
modifications. We just need an automated build server, which takes the

György Balló
Trusted User
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