Fedora 23 Server: Fate of i686?

Miloslav Trmač mitr at redhat.com
Wed May 6 13:35:24 UTC 2015

> Of course, with i686 being the only outlier, it begs an obvious question: Is
> i686 interesting to us in Fedora Server? I'm not discussing Fedora as a
> whole: there's plenty of value in supporting i686 for Workstation and for
> other spins, but it might not be as interesting to this space.

I would be fine with Server deciding not to worry about i686; OTOH I think this does impact the “Fedora as a whole” situation.  i686 as a primary architecture imposes work on maintainers to make sure that server-related packages work on i686; so if we are fine with not supporting servers on i686, we should perhaps also be fine with not requiring server-related packages to work on i686 in the wider Fedora universe, and so we should drop this burden.

Unless the argument goes that the Server Product target audience is more likely to have fresh hardware and the non-Product Fedora users are more likely to reuse something old, which I guess is plausible enough…

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