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Re: amd64 and dpkg and so

* Peter (pk@q-leap.com) wrote:
> Martin Jungowski writes:
> [...]
>  > Home users with 64-bit CPUs are going to look for an 64-bit OS, and
>  > that's where I can see Linux still has the upper hand. I wouldn't expect
>  > a 64-bit Windows for another year, which gives us a one year time frame
>  > to push 64-bit Linux - however in order to achieve that, the user has to
>  > be capable of running 32-bit applications as well.
>  > 
> good point, very good point.  And if this was a democratic decision I
> would certainly vote for the mixed 64/32bit path, in which case we
> would make use of one of the main features of the amd64 architecture,
> isn't it?

The options here aren't '64/32bit or 64bit only'.  They're '64bit for
release or nothing'.  Let's try to realize that.  I think we can all
agree that we want 64/32bit support in the end, that's not the question.
The question is if we're willing to do a 64bit only so we can get it
release with sarge or if we should just forget about it.


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