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Re: Dropping support for 386 and possibly 486 and 586

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:55:12AM +0100, David Goodenough wrote:
> There is currently a long thread on the develop list about the possibility of
> dropping support from the i386 architecture for at best just 386 processors
> and at worst everything except 686 processors.
> This is because of various things like the new thread support and some
> locking issues.
> The discussion seems to be completely ignoring embedded processors,
> many of which are 486 and 586 rather than the more modern chips found
> in desktop and laptop machines.
> There seems to be no-one but me putting up the arguement that the
> embedded market needs support for these older chips.
> Is anyone else worried about this change in policy by Debian?

I found generally embedded units requires ad­hoc installations,
I do not find that proposal a so grave issue.
I'm more concerned about cross-development tools availability
and other building blocks.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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