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    Phoronix: Arch Linux Ends i686 Package Support Today

    Following the announcement earlier this year of Arch Linux deprecating i686 support, that 32-bit x86 support ends today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...inux-i686-Ends

  • #2
    I am concerned if this move has any implications for multilib?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by turboNOMAD View Post
      I am concerned if this move has any implications for multilib?
      It won't.

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      • #4
        Finally i686 is dead(it won't affect any of the multilib repos)

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        • #5
          I welcome this move, 32 bit is legacy and can be supported by a separate community effort.

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          • #6
            As an Arch user, I also approve of this. For a cutting-edge rolling-release distro, it's oddly stable. Removing i686 ought to help further improve that stability, and, maybe even result in updates to be released faster.

            I wonder how many i686 users there actually are. Sucks for anyone still running a P4 or older, but honestly, why bother?

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            • #7
              I remember a conversation if a colleague at work, a couple years ago, she asked me to take a look at her netbook, it was slow and she thought it might have some virus. Turnout the poor Atom (a early model) cannot surf the modern web effortlessly anymore, and opening her Yahoo mail was a exercise of patience.

              It come a time we should let old things go, even if they still work fine.

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              • #8
                Even last Pentium 4 generations had amd64 support. Maybe some are still on Bartons, Tualatins, Thunderbirds or even Mendocinos... But there are other distros for them.

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                • #9
                  Hopefully this will get more people interested in Arch package maintenance and development.

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                  • #10
                    Too bad, steam with native runtime depends on many x86 packages, which will be, at best, in AUR

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