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A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal

 A. Develop two architecture:
    i386 : this is Debian/i386 as exist today
    amd64: this a native port of Debian to Amd64 with 64 bit binaries.
 B. On Amd64, people have the choice to install either i386 or amd64
 C. People that need both install a i386 chroot on top of amd64 or a
    amd64 chroot on top of i386.
 D. Debian provides a front-end to debootstrap and debhelper to make
 installation and integration of chroot easier.

 - The amd64 will be a true Debian architecture as is ia64.
 - We won't need to make any architectural changes to support
   i386 support on amd64 that is likely to be deprecated fast.
 - Debian will have to test/support only i386 and amd64, not a mix of 
   the two which is likely to have specific bugs.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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