Why is amd64 late?

Mihamina (R12y) Rakotomandimby mihamina.rakotomandimby at etu.univ-orleans.fr
Mon Sep 17 11:52:12 UTC 2007

Colin Watson wrote:
> 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
> shortly.
> There is no conspiracy.

No, there's a misunderstanding: I never told about a conspiracy.
I just wondered if the lateness of amd64 was "the way it is".

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