Ubuntu 19.10 To Drop 32-Bit x86 Packages

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Re: Ubuntu 19.10 To Drop 32-Bit x86 Packages

Postby GraysonPeddie » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:32 pm

Right. I'm not confusing 32-bit hardware with 32-bit software. Reading back from my first post, I do mean software, as in 32-bit VST plugins. I'm not sure if the Fedora and OpenSUSE team will follow suit, either, let alone Debian.
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Re: Ubuntu 19.10 To Drop 32-Bit x86 Packages

Postby bluebell » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:46 pm

Never rely on software you can't compile on your machine :mrgreen:
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Re: Ubuntu 19.10 To Drop 32-Bit x86 Packages

Postby Baggypants » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:25 pm

I'm pretty sure that Steam are fully aware of the situatuon, and probably the bulk of their concern is that Ubuntu promise to freeze 32bit libs for 19.x but once you get into the 20.x releases all bets are going to be off. Ubuntu are not going to want to backport security issues to the 32bit libs in 3 years time. And Steam are very much going to be still selling games that require them. Red Hat have just released RHEL8 with 32bit lib support and will be back porting fixes for the next 10 years. Fedora will keep the 32bit lib support as a function of that. There are a lot of 32bit legacy apps in the enterprise.

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Re: Ubuntu 19.10 Not Dropping 32-Bit x86 Packages

Postby merlyn » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:59 am

I saw this statement from Canonical :

https://ubuntu.com/blog/statement-on-32 ... -20-04-lts

They have changed their plan after the reaction from the community.

Ubuntu wrote:Thanks to the huge amount of feedback this weekend from gamers, Ubuntu Studio, and the WINE community, we will change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS.

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Re: Ubuntu 19.10 Not Dropping 32-Bit x86 Packages

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:22 pm

merlyn wrote:I saw this statement from Canonical :

https://ubuntu.com/blog/statement-on-32 ... -20-04-lts

They have changed their plan after the reaction from the community.

Ubuntu wrote:Thanks to the huge amount of feedback this weekend from gamers, Ubuntu Studio, and the WINE community, we will change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS.

Typically Canonical/Ubuntu: reminds me of their own "great" desktop environment: Unity. People left Ubuntu to use Mint because of that. To stop supporting something that people lave never pays off.

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Re: Ubuntu 19.10 To Drop 32-Bit x86 Packages

Postby Baggypants » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 am

It's good to hear. I'd be surprised if that's long enough for Valve though. Musicians will be ok with an LTS distro but gamers won't.


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