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Release status of i386 for Bullseye and long term support for 3 years?

Dear release team

Having participated in the current discussion about 32 bit releases and 
lifetimes in Linux Weekly News (lwn.net) - what's the status of i386 for the
lifetime of Bullseye?

There seems to be only one maintainer.

Is i386 going to be supportable for the next 3 1/2 years and buildable for
that long (given that almost all machines are now 64 bit capable and we're
having to build some packages on amd64 for i386 - per ballombe)?

Also asking because this came up over the weekend when working with the Debian
Images team - no one has real UEFI hardware for i386 and it's becoming harder
and hader to justify spending too much time on testing of the images as fewer
and fewer machines can benefit from them.

What are your thoughts, collectively? [I did ask one of you as an individual
but he suggested respectfully and correctly that I should ask you all - thanks
to him for the polite response].

All the very best to you all and with thanks, as ever, for all your work

Andy C.

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