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Re: Defaulting to i686 for the Debian i386 architecture

On Sep 28, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> We propose to drop support for i386 processors older than 686-class in
> the current release cycle.
Yes please.

> Indeed, the likely reasons for users to choose i386 over amd64 today
> are to reduce memory consumption or to run i386 binaries for which the
> source is not available - not because they're using 32-bit processors.
FWIW, my laptop is still running i386 because until at least a couple of 
years ago the Java remote console applets used by major hardware vendors 
(definitely IBM, possibly HP as well) were broken on 64 bit systems.


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