Change Proposal to drop i686 in Fedora 24
sgallagh at redhat.com
Wed Aug 19 16:39:38 UTC 2015
On Wed, 2015-08-19 at 19:29 +0300, Joonas Sarajärvi wrote:
> 2015-08-19 19:05 GMT+03:00 Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at redhat.com>:
> > On Wed, 2015-08-19 at 18:49 +0300, Joonas Sarajärvi wrote:
> > > My impression is that all the non-live installation media are
> > > currently somewhat under the Server flavour, even if they seem
> > > capable
> > > of doing non-Server installations.
> > >
> > > Would this change leave i686 with only the kind of install media
> > > that
> > > installs a desktop environment?
> > >
> > > I think most of my server-ish Fedora installations are
> > > "nonproduct"
> > > ones, so it would not affect me much if the stuff specific to
> > > Server
> > > flavour is not available on i686. But I'd really want to have
> > > some
> > > means of making a minimal nonproduct i686 installation.
> > >
> > Please take that to FESCo. This discussion is solely about the
> > Fedora
> > Server Edition deliverables.
> At this point, I was just asking for the sake of making it clear
> whether or not the proposed change would have the effect that I think
> it could have. If currently all the non-live installation media are
> Server installation media, this change has quite large effects on
> Fedora users who are not necessarily Fedora Server users.
> I think it would be a good idea to have full, bootable and
> kickstartable installer available in a flavour neutral fashion. But
> making that happen is indeed a separate issue from figuring out the
> possible effects of Server flavour dropping i686 stuff.
There have been plans for quite some time to have a generic netinstall
media that is separate from Server. If we make this move, that may get
a priority bump indeed.
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