i686 kernel bug priority plan

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 13:30:52 UTC 2015

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hello Fellow Contributors!
> [...]
> It's possible down the road that, if there is no community interest in
> i686, the project might look at other options such as making i686 a
> secondary architecture. This is not because we want to drive away
> 32-bit users; but we're passionate about making the Fedora kernel work
> well for the majority of our user base. This prioritization helps us
> get closer to that goal.

Just to make this clear because this has suggestion has been brought
up multiple times ... while there might be less interests in running a
i686 kernel the story is very different for i686 user space (mostly
libraries but also applications like wine) even on a x86_64 host

So don't draw a line from "no interests in i686 kernel" to "no
interesst in the i686 architecture and therefore it should be
secondary" .. its not as simple as with a completely isolated
architecture like ppc.

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