x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Sep 28 17:04:28 UTC 2010

mike cloaked wrote:
> May I chip in another thought here?  Although in principle it is
> better if 64 bit versions are used on capable hardware there still
> remains a series of issues with some code - eg firefox and thunderbird
> are not always built for 64 bit

In Fedora it is, in Remi Collet's repository as well.

> I believe that keeping i686 as the default and letting users decide to
> opt in to 64 bit is the right way forward until the number of 64 bit
> specific problems reduces to acceptable levels.

Huh? All the 64-bit-specific problems are gone now that we no longer install 
the legacy 32-bit multilibs by default.

        Kevin Kofler

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