Drop Xubuntu i386 ISO for 16.10 and add Xubuntu for ARM processor computers

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 17:18:38 UTC 2016

Hi Joel,

I agree that ARM laptops are becoming popular.  However, ARM laptops 
like Chromebooks are often not powerful enough to run highly RAM 
intensive environments such as GNOME or KDE.  Also, let's not forget 
that plenty of people still run desktop systems.  ARM will probably 
avoid the desktop chipset market.  The entire Canonical range should 
incorporate not only ARM and mobile processor devices, but must support 
multiple-core desktop/laptop systems.

As I have written earlier, at least one flavor must have a viable i386 
variant (ie. can run on minimal RAM, single core Pentium 4-class 
processor.  I suggest Lubuntu).  I don't necessarily see a problem with 
developing ARM-compatible versions for as many flavors as possible, 
given that it's current technology.


On 07/12/2016 11:13 AM, Joel Carlson wrote:
> We are trying to get everything working on ARM processor computers 
> such as the PIne64 or Raspberry Pi and need help. Linux Torvalds said 
> 2016 would be the year of the ARM laptop, see 
> http://news.softpedia.com/news/linus-torvalds-say-2016-will-be-the-year-of-the-arm-laptop-494044.shtml 
> . Currently Martin Wimpress has an Ubuntu Mate version for the Pi and 
> Allwinner, Longsleep have Xenial for the Pine64. Let's work toward the 
> future rather than live in the past. Continue support for Xubuntu 
> 16.04 i386 because a lot of people are still using this.

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