Re: Drop support for x86-32

From: Ondrej Zary
Date: Thu Aug 23 2012 - 13:52:04 EST

On Thursday 23 August 2012 19:22:07 wbrana wrote:
> x86-32
> - is deprecated since Linux supports X32.
> - will slow down adoption of X32 - there won't be X32 versions of many
> software - if new ABI was added, old one should be removed
> - wastes time of developers who can spend their time supporting X32
> instead of x86-32 or support x86-64 only as 99% of users will be able
> to run x86-64 software if x86-32 will be dropped
> - wouldn't be dropped this year, but there should be plan when it will
> be dropped e.g. when Windows 9 will be released
> On 8/23/12, Martin Nybo Andersen <tweek@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Why?

Please stop trolling (and top-posting). Linux is NOT Windows where people must
throw out their hardware because it stopped working in new version. There are
millions of 32-bit x86 machines all around the world. If new Windows will not
run on them, Linux will.

Ondrej Zary
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