[ubuntu-studio-devel] i386 EOL plans for Ubuntu Studio?
bryan.quigley at canonical.com
Mon Jul 11 18:50:52 UTC 2016
Hi Ubuntu Studio team,
>From the thread on Ubuntu-devel/discuss  I'm going to start
conversations with each flavor on what their plans are for i386 in the
The general ideas are either:
*Start Dropping i386 for Ubuntu Studio now*
A. Drop Ubuntu Studio i386 ISO for 16.10
B. In addition to A, also block upgrades by dropping packages from
i386 archive (not sure what would make sense).
Some Pros: Halves the test cases you need to go through. Reduces
bandwidth usage and makes it more obvious for new users what to
download. (Read other thread for some others)
*Wait until after 18.04 and then reconsider dropping i386*
Pros: Maintain older hardware running Ubuntu Studio for another 2+
years (up from 3 years).
* You could consider any packages that are 100% specific to the
Ubuntu Studio flavor.
i386 - To be clear I mean any 32-bit x86 platform (usually AMD/Intel/VIA).
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