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

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 11 17:58:22 UTC 2017

On 2017-01-09 04:26, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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...)
> Allan

I will write a news post draft proposing the latter this week.


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