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Re: End of beta soon? drop i686?

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: End of beta soon? drop i686?
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:40:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.0 (2018-11-25)

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 03:16:56AM +0100, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> > 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.

And a big advantage of i686, even if noone were to use it anymore, is that
we have a large build farm capacity, since it is built on the x86_64 machines.
So it can act as our "canary in the mine", warning of portability problems.


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