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Re: End of beta soon? drop i686?

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: End of beta soon? drop i686?
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:16:56 +0100
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

>> Lets either drop i686 support or test it more and look into the missing
>> substitutes.
> I'm opposed to dropping i686 support.  If we dropped support for systems
> that are not well supported in Guix, the only system left standing would
> be x86_64-linux.  I believe it is of paramount importance that Guix be
> portable to multiple processor architectures.  Even if we are not yet
> able to provide a good user experience on other systems, we can still
> keep the bulk of our code portable and multi-architecture aware.

I whole-heartedly agree with Mark.  We will not drop i686 support.


sent not too far away from my i686 GuixSD machine

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