i386 EOL plans for Xubuntu?
florentior at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 13:10:19 UTC 2016
Could the preference for 32bit have anything to do with low(er)-RAM
machines? A dual-core computer's performance is not appreciably
different than a single-core computer's performance if RAM is <4 GB.
On 07/12/2016 04:28 AM, Dave Pearson wrote:
> If we look purely at the numbers.
> I have been seeding the torrents for 16.04 since release.
> 32bit version has had 236GB of downloads
> 64bit version has had 160GB of downloads
> So from my seed at least,,the 32 bit version is very popular.
> I would say look at it again at 18.04.. but not just to drop it..
>> On 11 July 2016 at 19:23 Bryan Quigley <bryan.quigley at canonical.com>
>> Hi Xubuntu 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
>> 18.04 timeframe. I have some survey results  that might help with
>> The general ideas are either:
>> *Start Dropping i386 for Xubuntu now*
>> A. Drop Xubuntu i386 ISO for 16.10
>> B. In addition to A, also block upgrades by dropping packages from
>> i386 archive (say xfwm4, but that would need to wait for other derivs..).
>> 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 Xubuntu for another 2+
>> years (up from 3 years).
>> * You could consider any packages that are 100% specific to the
>> Xubuntu flavor. I'll be reaching out to Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio
>>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2016-June/039420.html
>>  The total results for Xubuntu (48 of the 300 responses - Second
>> most responses).
>> How long do you expect this machine to last?
>> at least 1 year - 3
>> at least 3 years - 18
>> at least 5 years - 16
>> at least 7 years or more - 11
>> What would be the effect if support ended... (1 is no impact, 5 is
>> significant impact)
>> April 2019 (16.04 LTS support ends here for Xubuntu - 3 year LTS)
>> 1 - 5
>> 2 - 6
>> 3 - 8
>> 4 - 9
>> 5 - 17
>> April 2021
>> 1 - 10
>> 2 - 8
>> 3 - 12
>> 4 - 8
>> 5 - 7
>> April 2023
>> 1 - 23
>> 2 - 8
>> 3 - 6
>> 4 - 5
>> 5 - 4
>> i386 - To be clear I mean any 32-bit x86 platform (usually
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