i486 removal from Th

Jakub Bogusz qboosh at pld-linux.org
Sat Feb 21 11:45:16 CET 2015

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 11:17:47AM +0100, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
> Hi,
> I will remove i486 from Th on 28 February 2015.
> From pld-linux.org:
> """
> Growing number of packages that either do not build for i486 or are
> severly crippled (like IcedTea or programs requiring atomic operations)
> with loss of users of this architecture caused us to finally abandon it.
> """

To be fair it should be said explicitly, that for Th this also means drop
of support for i586 class CPUs and some "degraded" i686 chips lacking cmov
instructions support (there were such VIA chips in mid 200x years,
probably rare to find now).

Jakub Bogusz    http://qboosh.pl/

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