i686 kernel bug priority plan

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 14:01:56 UTC 2015

>> This is an opportunity for community members for whom i686 is a
>> passion to join the team to participate in the bugfixing required.
>> We previously called out the need for assistance[2], but had no
>> substantial response. We hope that being transparent about our
>> priorities will prompt interested community members to help. If you
>> are interested to help, here are some resources to get started:
> <snip>
> Given our past history with passive requests for help, I think it
> might be beneficial to put a time limit on things. For example, if no
> i686 Kernel SIG steps up and agrees to handle bugs on that platform,
> we should strongly consider demoting i686 to secondary architecture
> for installation media at the Fedora 23 branch point (about six months
> from now).
> Note: I'm only suggesting that we would demote the kernel and install
> media, *NOT* the 32-bit runtime libraries on an x86_64 system; we
> would still need to be building those.

How do you propose demoting to secondary only the kernel/install
without the userspace? Do you mean de-emphasise the i686 bit platform?


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