On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Jiri Eischmann <eischmann(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Paul W. Frields píše v St 19. 08. 2015 v 14:29 -0400:
> Stephen Gallagher has proposed a Change for Server to drop i686 media
> for F24. Given our previous list discussion, this is something for
> which we should probably follow suit. Thoughts?
ambassadors have not produced 32-bit Fedora DVDs since F21, we've come
to a conclusion that there are not ordinary PCs and laptops which are
still 32-bit CPU based and can reasonably run Fedora Workstation.
On the other hand, there are use cases when it makes sense to run a 32
-bit system on a 64-bit PC. I, for instance, installed 32-bit Fedora
Workstation on an Endless PC because it only has 2 GB of memory and 32
-bit software is less memory hungry.
So I think the time for discontinuing it completely hasn't come, but I
think it wouldn't be a problem to move it to the secondary
architectures, right? We still provide it, but with not the same kind
of assurance as 64-bit. Fedora QA wouldn't have to test it so
extensively and it would free their hands for something else.
"Secondary architecture" has a very specific meaning in Fedora. Once
something is there, builds are asynchronous with the main koji and
failures on a secondary arch do not fail builds in the main koji. It
also requires them to provide and host their own build hardware
(though in the case of i686 we can probably "cheat"). I don't believe
secondary arch is something we can trivially do with i686 if only for
However, not producing i686 install images is something that could be
done without such a major change. That is what is being proposed.