Shall we drop i386 / 32-bit? If you think no, please test

accessys at accessys at
Thu Jun 29 21:20:27 UTC 2017

and there are a LOT of folks that are not able to continually upgrade.

32bit will likely remain for many more years.  dropping support is sure 
fire way to drive folks away from Linux/Kubuntu.


On Thu, 29 Jun 2017, David Fletcher wrote:

> Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:07:05 +0100
> From: David Fletcher <dave at>
> To: kubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: Shall we drop i386 / 32-bit? If you think no, please test
> On Thu, 2017-06-29 at 13:33 -0700, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
>> 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
> I'm running a headless server with 32 bit hardware but nothing 32 bit
> with a GUI. I guess I could replace the motherboard but it seems like a
> sinful waste to throw away perfectly good working hardware that
> continues to do its job perfectly well.
> Dave F
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