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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 9 03:26:06 UTC 2017

On 06/01/17 07:08, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> Friendly reminder what I'm going to push through if nobody opposes.

Can we have a detailed discussion what EOL for i686 means? I have seen a
couple of proposals being:

1) We just kill i686 (as in stop distributing packages), or
2) Reduce i686 to a secondary architecture.

I want to see secondary architectures happen, so this would be a good
start in that direction.  We start by advertising for a team that is
responsible for building and fixing i686 packages.  At a certain point,
the only change to our tooling is that developers upload x86_64 only,
and the other team plays catchup (which should lead to autobuilding...)


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