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

Bryan Quigley bryan.quigley at canonical.com
Mon Nov 14 17:08:23 UTC 2016

Sorry for the late notice - there is a live discussion scheduled for
this Wednesday on this topic for any flavors that want to further the

http://summit.ubuntu.com/uos-16 11/meeting/22714/architecture-discussions/

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM, Bryan Quigley
<bryan.quigley at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hi Ubuntu Studio team,
> From the thread on Ubuntu-devel/discuss [1] I'm going to start
> conversations with each flavor on what their plans are for i386 in the
> 18.04 timeframe.
> 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).
> Thoughts?
> Bryan
> * You could consider any packages that are 100% specific to the
> Ubuntu Studio flavor.
> [1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2016-June/039420.html
> i386 - To be clear I mean any 32-bit x86 platform (usually AMD/Intel/VIA).

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