On 01/25/2014 01:33 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote: > On 01/25/2014 12:00 AM, Todd Rinaldo wrote: >> On Jan 24, 2014, at 4:29 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote: >> >>> On 01/24/2014 10:26 PM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote: >>>> On 01/25/2014 12:13 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote: >>>>> Hi >>>>> >>>>> Whats the plan for EPEL i686 / EL7 ? Does anyone know if there is even >>>>> going to be a multilib attempt or is everything going to stay x86_64 clean ? >>>> they build for x86_64 and ppc64 only, >>> So then the question is - what is the process to enable i686 there ( or, >>> do we then need to own all of EPEL - atleast some subset ) locally if we >>> are going to attempt a i686 CentOS build ? >>> >>> - KB >> Could I ask what the use case is for i386 support? I know that the pointers are smaller but memory is cheap. Is this a speed or a hardware or a can it be done goal? >> >> Todd > As I can see, so far, RHEL 7 has minimum hardware requirements very > close to 6.x, at least for the Desktop/Workstation use. > > In developing countries there is still lots of 32-bit hardware that will > not be thrown away just because 64-bit is better. If there is no 32-bit > version, all of those using 32-bit systems now will either stay with 6.x > or move to Something that provides 32-bit distro version like Ubuntu. I > expect that hardware will be around for another 3-5 years, just until > RHEL 8 is out. +1 > Also, Embedded systems mostly have 32-bit processors, as far as I know, > not needing 64-bit ones, so it would be nice to use CentOS on them, not > some other distro. +1 as well. So far I had to run linaro on all my ARM boards.