Idk, but you know - example - somebody starts with Linux.

He won't install it on his home desktop PC or work laptop. He rather find an old dusty laptop from 2005 in his shed and starts to learn there.

I think, a lot of people who are potential new users or IT guys, has only access to old HW, nobody else wants.
Wasn't that a start for all of us? Or you - as a basic windows user - got brand new high-end laptop for christmas and guess what - installed that weird thing called Linux you never saw before?

I'd like to see it supported.


Michal Schorm
Associate Software Engineer
Core Services - Databases Team
Red Hat

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:43 PM, Matthew Miller <> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:26:03PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> I ran into this unannounced change:
> If this is accepted, all x86 hardware on which Fedora can run will
> support SSE2, and we should reflect that in the i686 build flags.
> How likely is it that this proposal is accepted?  Ideally, we would know
> this before the mass rebuild so that we can change the compiler flags in
> redhat-rpm-config.

Currently i686 users are at about 1/6th of x86_64 users, by mirror
checkins. I don't have an easy way of knowing how many of those i686
checkins are old releases -- I'll need to ask Smooge to make a custom
report -- but I think it's fair to guess that it's significantly tilted
that way. So, taking a SWAG, I'd say maybe 10% of our users would be
impacted. That's pretty big, but on the other hand if the cost is
disproportionate -- and having heard from the kernel people about this
for several years, I think it might be -- it's probably something we
should do anyway.

Matthew Miller
Fedora Project Leader
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