i386 version in future ?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Tue Sep 27 11:45:06 UTC 2016

On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:53:58 +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>Some Linux distributions have also quit i386.

Perhaps, but non of the major distros I know. Since a long time ago
Ubuntu 32 bit kernels by default have PAE enabled, so if a non-PAE
kernel should be required, the user needs to build it. Ubuntu will drop
32 bit architecture support in a few years for their "normal" ISOs and
repositories, but there still will be ports to get regular 32 bit
architecture packages, let alone that 32 bit architecture won't be
dropped for Ubuntu snaps. Arch will continue 32 bit architecture, but
perhaps enable SSE2 for some packages, that don't have it enabled now.
Note, Arch has got a FreeBSD alike build system, ABS, so users could
easily build packages with SSE2 disabled.


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