Why is amd64 late?

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 17 11:22:37 UTC 2007

On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 01:09:44PM +0200, Mihamina (R12y) Rakotomandimby wrote:
> Why is the amd64 release/tribe always late?

It isn't. amd64 releases happen at the exact same time as i386.

> My favorite example is about the Xen support:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/base/linux-image-2.6.22-11-xen
> It is i386 only at the moment...
> As far as I know, Ubuntu tries to be up to date and tries to support the
> maximum of hardware as possible. And recent hardware is mostly amd64.

A simple oversight; it was enabled in this morning's kernel upload, and
I just processed it through the archive so it will appear on amd64

There is no conspiracy.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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