i486 removal from Th
baggins at pld-linux.org
Sat Feb 21 19:03:44 CET 2015
On Sat, 21 Feb 2015, Jakub Bogusz wrote:
> 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).
Thanks, added this to main page.
Jan Rękorajski | PLD/Linux
SysAdm | baggins<at>pld-linux.org | http://www.pld-linux.org/
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