[lubuntu-devel] Ending Lubuntu Zesty Daily PowerPC Builds

Simon Quigley tsimonq2 at lubuntu.me
Tue Feb 7 00:57:49 UTC 2017

Hello everyone,

I noticed we still had PowerPC Daily Builds enabled, and after the
Technical Board decided[1] to remove the 32-bit powerpc architecture
in future releases, Lubuntu will no longer be able to have a PowerPC Zesty
release past Feature Freeze. I propose we remove the Lubuntu Zesty Daily
PowerPC Builds effective Monday, February 13, 2017, if that's alright with
everyone. This will ensure that we have adequate time to make sure the removal
is clean and leaves no outstanding issues on the 16th when the architecture
is removed.

LTS support for PowerPC systems will not go away, lasting until April of 2019,
so if you have a system that uses the PowerPC architecture on Lubuntu 16.04 LTS,
you can expect security updates from the Ubuntu archive until April of 2021, or
support from *us* until April of 2019[2] (only a *three* year support period as
opposed to five for the entire archive, if that makes sense).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2016-December/001199.html
[2] http://lubuntu.me/xenial-released/

Simon Quigley
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