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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed 32-bit roadmap?

On 02/08/17 22:45, Richard Biener wrote:
On Wed, 2 Aug 2017, Mari Donkers wrote:

To quote : "openSUSE Tumbleweed is a
rolling release which has a lifetime of 'forever', assuming you are
running the latest updated packages."

What is the roadmap concerning Tumbleweed for Intel 32-bit (i586)
architecture? Will it supported into the dim and distant future?

Or will it maybe turn into a repository providing multilib stuff for
x86_64 only? A first step would be to raise the minimum architecture
level to that of x86_64, a second step would be to drop support for
running a 32bit kernel (but still allow to install a full 32bit

How many people really care for running _Tumbleweed_ on ancient
(<= i586) hardware?


Well a openSUSE way of looking at it is, while it works and it passes QA
there is no point in dropping it. Once it stops working, if no one steps
into fix it (like what happened with Leap) then there is very good
reason to drop it.

I appreciate this answer doesn't really help with any form of a timeline
and I imagine the subset of people willing to fix and support i586 apps
running on x86_64 is much larger then the subset who want to run on i586


Simon Lees (Simotek)

Emergency Update Team
SUSE Linux Adelaide Australia, UTC+10:30
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