i386 EOL plans for Xubuntu?

Paul sutton zleap at zleap.net
Thu Jul 14 07:49:49 UTC 2016

I have just installed xubuntu 32 bit 16.04 on 4 older netbooks from the 
local youth centre (doing the 4th today actually).   So to me the 32 bit 
version is really important.,  I have also obtained more from work,  which
are earmarked for the tech jam I run.   The computers struggle to  run
windows, and xubuntu has the advantage of the apt install system  among
other things.

I vote we keep the 32 bit version, Iwhich i assume 386 refers to)  I can 
understand ubuntu dropping 32 bit as that is more graphics / memory 
intensive by xubuntu is lightweight.

There are some computers at the tech jam which are also due to be 
reinstalled some will hopefullty get xubuntu too.

hope this helps.

On 07/13/16 14:45, Bryan Quigley wrote:
> 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 whnetich is a
fatal flaw.
> Sorry again,
> Bryan
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM, Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at ubuntu.com>
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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