i386 EOL plans for Xubuntu?

Bryan Quigley bryan.quigley at canonical.com
Wed Jul 13 13:45:58 UTC 2016

Many apologies to rushing this discussion and declaring consensus when
none was reached.   There is no rush on this at all, for instance the
ubuntu-desktop team has decided to wait until the next UOS.

I also didn't properly track contributors vs bystanders which is a fatal flaw.

Sorry again,

On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM, Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:
>> Even with some inaccuracy, we can come to a conclusion that the 32-bit
>> images are still largely used. Thus I don't think there is any reason to
>> drop them - especially as keeping them isn't extra work anyway.
> Agreed. As the Xubuntu team member responsible for a large chunk of
> our social media interactions with our user communities in those
> spaces, I can confirm there are many users in our community who still
> use older machines (largely Pentium 4 era), as well as atom
> processor-based systems like netbooks which are 32-bit only.
>> However, to me, reaching consensus implies that there is some kind of body
>> of people who need to reach the said consensus. For Xubuntu, this is
>> obviously the Xubuntu team. In the future, it would be nice if this was
>> taken into consideration, not jumping into conclusions and action after a
>> few mails from random people on the mailing list.
> I'd also appreciate more time before consensus is declared and
> reported. Most of us work full time jobs unrelated to Xubuntu. A
> single weekday is not enough time for us to collect data, come up with
> conclusions and chime in. I had this thread pointed out to me and
> emergency-spent my lunch break just now writing this since it was
> moving so quickly.
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