x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 21:00:45 UTC 2010


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at wolff.to> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 22:15:48 +0200,
>  Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 21:58:26 +0200, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 21:50:21 +0200, Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > > 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.
>>
>> After CDs have been replaced by DVDs which have been replaced by flash
>> disks(*), have you ever seen a CD-only drive?  Popular small notebooks have
>> even no longer a DVD drive.
>>
>> (*) That it makes no sense with Internet is offtopic for what is popular.
>
> Some people still burn CDs as they are a bit cheaper. Some file systems in
> popular use, have file sizes limited to 4 GiB (which is less than fits on
> a DVD).

The x86_64 vs. i686 thing aside ... IMO the CD size limit does more
harm than good and should have been lifted a while ago.


More information about the devel mailing list