The message about Ceph  reminded me that we should probably make the
same notification for Eclipse Platform.
The Eclipse Platform upstream is in the process of dropping all support for
The current state is that upstream are no longer building for 32bit arches
upstream for 4.10 (release 2018-12) onwards. I expect them to start
actively removing 32bit specific code in future releases.
You can read more about the decision on the upstream bug 
In Fedora, Eclipse 4.10 which I am building for Rawhide and F29 right now,
still builds for 32bit arches, but this will not last long. I expect in a
future release (4.11 or later) Eclipse will no longer build on x86/arm and
at that time I will no longer be able to support these architectures in
Fedora -- I expect to exclude those arches from Fedora builds.
If you depend on the ECJ batch compiler, this will continue to be available
on all arches as a noarch package. (It is packaged as a discrete SRPM and
has no build or runtime dependency on the Eclipse Platform itself.)
I'm sending this email to ask for help on behalf of the Fedora Java
SIG. I've been recently alerted to the fact that the active membership
has dwindled over the years, which has become a big problem as the
number of consumers of the Fedora Java work has only increased. You
all rely on part or all of the work that is done by the Fedora Java
SIG to support Java and Java-based applications, and I would like to
ask that you come and help upstream to help you!
In my view, there's no reason that all of us across distributions
(Fedora, Mageia, OpenMandriva, and SUSE) can't work together to
develop and grow the Java ecosystem support in Linux distributions.
Java is a very important and fundamental part of the ecosystem, and is
the foundation for many more emerging language ecosystems: Clojure,
Scala, Groovy, and Kotlin (to name a few).
The ability to offer the greater Java ecosystem in Linux distributions
is more important than ever before, so I am urging that people
interested in _any_ aspect of the Java ecosystem on Linux consider
joining the Fedora Java SIG so that they can help with developing
tooling, packaging, and delivering awesome experiences for Java
developers and users.
I invite interested members to come help us in the Fedora Java SIG. As
I am a member of Fedora; Mageia; OpenMandriva; and openSUSE, I am
willing to assist with integration work across distributions.
Here are the major contact points for the Fedora Java SIG:
* Mailing list: java-devel(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
* To subscribe:
* IRC channel: #fedora-java on Freenode
For the next Minecraft and the next IDEA, we should work together to
make the best future for Java and JVM-powered languages on Linux! The
ecosystem is heating up, and we should be able to keep up and offer
the latest and greatest technologies so that there is a first-class
experience to make the next big thing using this software.
Please consider and I hope we can work together to make a better
future for the Java ecosystem in our Linux distributions!
真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!