x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Mon Sep 27 19:58:26 UTC 2010


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 21:50:21 +0200,
  Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:53:09 +0200, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-09-27 at 13:48 -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> > > When will the Fedora project begin recommending x86_64 as the
> > > preferred option on the relevant hardware?
> > 
> > i686 will run on x86_64 and i686 machines and on the overwhelming
> > majority of hw someone will happen to have.
> > 
> > x86_64 will not.
> 
> F14+ livecd-tools have now /usr/bin/mkbiarch for live images automatically
> choosing x86_64/i686.  I was told it is too late for F14 biarch spin but for
> F15+ that one should be the best default.
> 
> (With all the movie downloads around please do not reply wrt file size.)

It still matters whether or not stuff fits on target media.

The number of published spins might also change with F15. Spins SIG as it
has been designed isn't working and needs to change. What that change will
be hasn't been worked out yet.


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