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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Budapest and thereafter.
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:15:35 GMT
On 8 December 2014 at 19:50, Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie> wrote:

> On Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:37:41 +0100
> Marcus <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>
> > Am 12/08/2014 06:31 PM, schrieb Rory O'Farrell:
> > > On Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:19:17 -0800
> > > Kay Schenk<kay.schenk@gmail.com>  wrote:
> > >
> > >> And, I didn't review the infra ticket on Cent OS carefully. Until we
> make a
> > >> decision that we do not want to provide Linux-32 binaries, we need a
> 32-bit
> > >> Cent OS 5 buildbot.  I'' create a new ticket today.
> > >
> > > Possibly because most OO developers have 64 bit computers, we tend to
> >  > overlook the need for 32 bit versions of OO. We should not lose sight
> >  > of the need for such versions - it as a way of introducing people
> >  > using older machines.  Most of the older people I know (mostly 65+,
> >  > retired) are using 32 bit machines, often handed down from their
> >  > children.
> >
> > right, but do you really mean - or have heard/read - that they get Linux
> > machines from their children? I think it will be still Windows - and
> > here 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter.
> >
> > But anyway, yes we still need 32-bit binaries for Linux.
> >
> > Marcus
> >
> When I am asked I guide them to 32 bit linux to help older computers work
> well. If we drop 32 bit for linux, we effectively abandon that area to
> LibO; we have enough of an uphill fight regaining users from the inbuilt
> installation of LibO on the distros as it is.  We shouldn't abandon that
> area.
>

I dont follow the notion of "abandon that area", we have never had a 32bit
centOS buildbot or for that matter a 64bit, so we are not abandoning
anything, we are instead expanding.

I dont know if we made releases available on centOS earlier, but for sure
we did not do it with ASF buildbot.

rgds
jan i


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