[manjaro-general] Phasing out x86 architecture support in general
mehmasarja at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 20:20:27 CEST 2017
So, Manjaro will only be an ARM distro? I'm still thinking this is an April
On Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 9:54 AM Ruben Safir <ruben at mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
> On 04/01/2017 01:59 AM, Manjaro Linux: Philip Müller wrote:
> > !Due to the raise of interest on ARM technology among the
> developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of
> x86 architecture.
> > The decision means, that with the upcoming release of **[Manjaro v17.1
> Hakoila]** we will only support ARM powered CPUs from then on. The next
> 6 months will be considered as the deprecation period, during which i686
> and x86_64 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from October
> 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from
> maintainers, effectively making i686 and x86_64 unsupported.
> > We had a long discussion with our sister project **Manjaro-ARM**, after
> they [announced their shutdown]. A hardware vendor luckly stepped up to
> provide our core development team with the needed hardware. This enables us
> to start developing more efficient and make this even possible.
> > Therefore we are glad to have the opportunity to keep the **Manjaro-ARM
> project** alive and concentrate mostly on this project as our main goal. We
> decided to support mainly ARM7 and ARM8 technologies, as those are the main
> processors our new main sponsor uses currently in their production use
> cases. With [Plasma-Mobile] also in mind, we will soon provide our
> simplicity concept to you also on mobile devices like tablets or phones.
> > We all hope our community will understand this decision and will spread
> the word to everyone who may not yet found out about the Manjaro project.
> > kind regards
> > Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team
> > **Links**
> > * [Talk about this in our forum]
> > * [We are always happy for some support via a small donation]
> > : https://manjaro.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/phones-hero-m.png
> > : https://github.com/manjaro/release-plan/milestones/17.1
> > : http://manjaro-arm.org/news/blog.php?p=26
> > : https://plasma-mobile.org/
> > :
> > : https://manjaro.org/donate/
> > URL:
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