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Proposal: Let's drop i386

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM, Tobin Davis <gruemaster at> wrote:
> I've been following this thread for a while, and have some questions.  Are
> we talking about dropping Ubuntu x86 images or i386 packages from the repo?
> If the former, I don't see an issue here, as the subs (Lubuntu, core, etc)
> can still build release images.

The primary Ubuntu flavor already stopped creating 32-bit ISOs before
18.04 LTS. At a minimum, I think this discussion is about whether
*any* official Ubuntu flavor should offer official 32-bit ISOs
starting now with 18.10.

I believe one proposal is to go a step further and block users from
using the normal upgrade tools to upgrade 32-bit installs past 18.04
LTS. The error should explain the situation. This is a bit annoying
because we don't support cross-grading from 32-bit to 64-bit.

I was hoping that the question about 32-bit packages would be split
off into a separate thread.

Jeremy Bicha.