[CentOS-devel] CentOS-5 on i586

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Sat Apr 5 14:18:59 UTC 2008

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Karanbir Singh wrote:

| He did, however, ask a very important question - is there enough
| traction in the i586 world today to even consider the i586 port
| worthwhile ? Since most major platforms really are i686 ? I'd still like
| to see some answers to that question!
| I do have some old i586 stuff ( things that came out from a LaCie 1U
| storage box Via C3, 500Mhz ) and a AMD K6-2 550Mhz Compaq Laptop from
| years gone by. Both of these can be made available if people want
| something central to test on / test with. Beyond that, we can make some
| builder threads available and if required a dedicated project on
| projects.centos.org with svn / trac and issue tracking.

What real life samples are there of hardware that need i586 support? Is
it just older hardware or is there newer hardware that would benefit
from i586 support? Do other restrictions apply? Memory constraints, disk
limitations, specific installation requirements, .....?


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