On Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:22:26 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
The powerpc secondary arch team has disabled all ppc32 builds in koji
F21 and beyond:
There's little point in keeping support for ppc32 support in the
package when it will never be built. This also removes the -smp variant
and with_smp* support, as that was only used on ppc32.
In the fedora-ppc list you will also find that there are a number of
us who are attempting to keep support for ppc32 active, and restore
the ability to create new installations.
This may take the form of a remix - it has been suggested that we talk
to Fesco, this this seems to set a precedent on how x84 32-bit might
be treated in the future.
We have no intention of preventing a successful Fedora 21 release for
ppc64. A number of folks on the ppc64 team agree it is a useful goal
(largely those with nostalgic feelings for vintage hardware). Others
are more of the "take it out behind the barn and shoot it" category.
Making it so that ppc32 does not get built by default is one thing,
but removing the ability to build ppc32 at all seems excessive, and
certainly premature given the current situation.
Thanks for your consideration.