Shall we drop i386 / 32-bit? If you think no, please test
honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 00:05:39 UTC 2017
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:
> >> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Alpha1/Kubuntu
> >> Please report test results here:
> >> http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/378/builds
> >> 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
> >> support.
> >> Is there any reason to keep it?
> >> Valorie
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