On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Matthew Miller
On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 09:59:15PM +0000, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 04:55:24PM -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > I would be happy to write up this Change page if we can get the WG to
> > agree. Are there good reasons to hold on to shipping i686 Workstation
> > media?
> If I remember mattdm's flock talk correctly, the statistics of downloads
> for 32-bit workstation are ~15% of all ISO downloads.
I'm looking at the numbers I have. From the release of Fedora 21 until
F22 release, 23% of all ISO "pings" are for i686. (Less than 1% are
ARM.) From F23 release to Flock, it's 20% (and 1.5% for ARM — almost 5×
growth.) I don't remember right off where 15% came from. (Maybe I had a
different breakdown? I honestly don't remember right now.)
(I'd bug Smooge for different slicing and updated numbers, but he's
busy doing datacenter stuff this week and I've already overbugged him.)
And I say "pings" rather than downloads because we're counting
top-level mirror requests, not the actual downloads, so SO MANY
DINOSAURS are involved in this number.
The 15% 32-bit comes from a different data source: package update
connections (again, pings, really).
One explanation for the discrepancy may be that people who have less
powerful systems and therefore want i686 are less likely to be
regularly connected to the Internet for updates. But that's just
Or have multiple systems and sync down the updates once and distribute
them from a local repo (satellite style).