x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 28 15:39:36 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 17:03 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Jan Kratochvil 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.
> Doubling the live image size just to support the obsolete 32-bit-only 
> machines with the default image? Not a good solution.

Agreed, this seems like a fairly huge waste of bandwidth and time. If
you want a compatible live image, just get the 32-bit version. It never
killed anyone. We could provide a biarch image as an 'advanced' download
for those who want it, and use it for show media, I guess.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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