[ubuntu-studio-devel] i386 EOL plans for Ubuntu Studio?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Jul 21 15:11:45 UTC 2016

On Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:49:58 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>Any of the PCIe audio interfaces I am aware of are in the range of
>double the cost (or more) of a good computer (i5 or so).

Let alone that my more expensive RME PCIe card does not work properly
with Linux and nobody is willing to fix the driver issue or what ever
else is broken. I should have bought the PCI model of that RME card,
since my 64-bit machine has got both, PCI and PCIe. IOW it's true that
PCIe sucks, but PCI ports are available by 64-bit mobos, too. There's
no need for a 32-bit mobo to use PCI audio devices.

We shouldn't overvalue 32-bit support. Even the Third World nowadays
got 64-bit computer waste. I build a lot of my gear from waste myself.
There isn't that much 32-bit stuff available anymore.

Actually a subscriber of the Ubuntu Studio users mailing list has got a
multi-lib issue and nobody helps him with this. I can't help much,
since I'm a 64-bit user and apart from that I more often use Arch
Linux myself. Building multi-lib software is tricky and filesystem
hierarchy differs for distros.

If nobody helps users experiencing 32-bit issues, then why keeping even
multi-libs for 64-bit installs?


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