On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 03:07:25PM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
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.
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
Yes, that's what I'd expect too. If you can fork out for a
connection, then you're also more likely to have upgraded your machine in
the last ten years.
I'm looking at the numbers I have. From the release of Fedora 21
F22 release, 23% of all ISO "pings" are for i686. (Less than 1% are
The 15% 32-bit comes from a different data source: package update
connections (again, pings, really).
The exact number isn't terribly important. Either number supports my
point: dropping i686 Workstations will _significantly_ reduce our
I know that it's hard to find volunteers to work on 32bit. I myself
haven't used a non-arm 32bit machine in years. But we'd have to work
a lot to increase the user base by 15% to make up this loss.