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Re: i386 compatibility & libstdc++

Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> 1. drop i386 support completely: simple but painful
> 2. create a crippled distro for really old systems (e.g. i386 and i486)
> 3. keep everything the i386 way: slow and incompatible
> 4. like 3, but provide alternatives for new systems (i686+):
>   needs a lot of work and ftp space.

I'd vote for 1 or

1a. create a stripped down version for i386, i.e. required/important
    and go for i486.

The reasoning is simple: Market share. i386 was never that popular as
i486 for the simple reason that machines were quite expensive and
that i286 was still available (and fast enough for many purposes).
              cu andreas
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