[arch-dev-public] [draft] The end of i686 support

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Nov 6 11:25:49 UTC 2017

On 06/11/17 21:16, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> On 11/06/2017 05:36 AM, Alad Wenter via arch-dev-public wrote:
>>> Bartłomiej Piotrowski <bpiotrowski at archlinux.org> hat am 6.
>>> November 2017 um 11:21 geschrieben:
>>> Slightly changing the topic... We have plenty of space on our 
>>> PIA-sponsored mirrors. Given that said fork pretty strictly follows
>>> our PKGBUILDs (much alike to ARM team), I'd like to host arch32
>>> mirrors there as well. What do you think?
>> I don't mind, but in the end it's up to those who pay for the
>> mirrors.
>> It does bring up the topic again on how the Arch community will
>> support arch32. Does hosting arch32 mirrors give the impression that
>> we support the fork through our channels, or is that unrelated? How
>> will we otherwise react on support requests for or from arch32? IMO,
>> the announcement is vague on that.
>> (Personally I would support the idea of having both projects under a
>> common umbrella. But by now arch32 has their own support
>> infrastructure, including forums).
> Well, I doubt they wanted to be caught by surprise and have nothing
> ready if we decided not to allow support requests for arch32...
> But if we are willing to allow arch32 to be hosted under our umbrella,
> the presence of separate infrastructure should not IMHO cause us to go
> back on that and therefore cause additional fragmentation that we were
> initially okay with avoiding.

In all my time here, I can remember one i686 bug that did not also
affect x86_64.  That suggests a common infrastructure is warranted.


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