Friday, 8 July 2016

Installation Media and supportability of i386 in 18.04 LTS Re: Ubuntu Desktop on i386

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 9:54 AM, Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox at> wrote:    > 18.10+:  > * Stop providing i386 port  > * Run legacy i386 only application in snaps / containers / virtual machines    In terms of running legacy i386 applications in   snaps / containers / VMs only, Wine is a major user of 32-bit   libraries which I didn't seen mentioned on this thread.  Many of the   apps people run with Wine are legacy 32-bit only Windows applications   where recompiling to 64-bit is simply not an option.    Wine users should be fine using a 64-bit .iso image for install purposes,   but the need to package a full set of 32-bit libraries would be a major   burden for wine packagers.  In particular Wine needs access to the graphics   stack, the 32-bit version of which was mentioned in this thread as possibly expendable.   
By way of disclosure, I am the product manager for CodeWeavers' CrossOver, a   commercial wrapper for Wine.  I think all Wine users would be negatively impacted   if 32-bit libraries were no longer available from Ubuntu, however.  Please keep   that in mind as you decide when and whether to drop 32-bit libraries or merely   cease building 32-bit install .isos.      We'd really like to have the libraries stick around.    Thanks,       Josh