Proposal: Let's drop i386
seth.arnold at canonical.com
Fri May 11 21:04:47 UTC 2018
On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 11:05:09PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I do believe that the real question before us is that of dropping the
> architectures from the archive.
> However, please note that as of 18.04, i386 and armhf are still supported
> architectures by Canonical for Ubuntu Core. While there is as yet no
I believe deleting i386 and armhf before 18.10 is the politest thing to do:
- supporting these architectures in 2025 doesn't sound plausible
- thus supporting them in 20.04 LTS doesn't sound plausible
- thus we should not encourage our users to accidentally migrate off
18.04 LTS to 18.10, 19.04, or 19.10.
*Maybe* if we modify do-release-ugprade to ask users to confirm typing
"I know what I'm doing" it wouldn't be so bad to support both arches
But 20.04 LTS ought not include these architectures and I don't want to
strand anyone away from an LTS release.
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