On 08/14/2015 12:00 PM, Richard Z wrote:
I regularly use i686 and have not done a fresh install since years
would not detect this. Maybe fresh installs aren't such a deal for i686
Well, from my experience, fresh installs on i686 are a major problem w/
Fedora, because Fedora's SW demands have grown, which render it quite
likely for i686-users to hit the HW-limitations of their systems, esp.
on older i686ers.
and the apparent stability is the reason why it gets less testing.
The hardware is not changing so if fresh bugs appear there is a good
chance that something else than just i686 is broken?
Definitely. 10/15 years+ ago,
devs were working on 32bit platforms,
which had caused packages to have problems on 64bit platforms. Since
then, the situation has turned into the converse.
Also, in those days, devs cared about efficiency. Nowadays, they don't
care as much, which causes additional problems on i686ers and other low