Shall we drop i386 / 32-bit? If you think no, please test
david at lang.hm
Sat Jul 1 00:17:02 UTC 2017
so what testing is needed? is it just "run it and report bugs" (i.e., "it works
or is there some objective way to perform tests and quantify the result?
On Fri, 30 Jun 2017, Aaron Honeycutt wrote:
> Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:05:39 -0400
> From: Aaron Honeycutt <honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Cc: Kubuntu Developer Discussion <kubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Shall we drop i386 / 32-bit? If you think no, please test
> It's not a measure of users, we can't reason something if we don't get
> enough testers to confirm the quality of the software.
> On Jun 30, 2017 7:17 PM, "Ferry Toth" <ftoth at exalondelft.nl> wrote:
>> Op Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:55:42 -0400, schreef Clay Weber:
>>> The lack of testers, the lack of bug reports, and the lack of response
>>> here seem to indicate that i386 users in our community are a rather tiny
>>> group. One that is likely shrinking even more.
>> My mother uses i386. But she doesn't read this list. And I doubt she
>> would be able to help testing or write bug reports. She is 76 years old.
>> I don't thing lack of testers or bug reports is a good measure for lack
>> of users. There must be a better way, like counting downloads of a
>> specific package (i386 vs ams64).
>> Don't forget kubuntu is likely to be installed on older machines as a
>> replacement of WinXP and many are i386.
>>> The short lifespans of non-LTS releases do not help, either. Perhaps
>>> dropping support now may be the best time to pull the plug.On Jun 29,
>>> 2017 4:33 PM, Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello folks, Art Alpha 1 is released today: release notes:
>>>> Please report test results here:
>>>> If we don't get complete test coverage on the i386 test cases, I think
>>>> we should drop it now. the KCI doesn't build the images, we get no
>>>> questions about 32-bit any more, and it is in general a pain to
>>>> Is there any reason to keep it?
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