Monday, June 9, 2014

Important: Sabayon x86 (32bit) is being deprecated

For Sabayon Users,

Hello users,
TL;DR: x86 (32bit) support is going away soon, if you use Sabayon x86_64 (64bit), you can ignore this.
in an effort of decreasing our computing and human capacity requirements, I am going to start the process that deprecates Sabayon x86 (32bit) images, package repositories and their support.
x86_64 (or AMD64) has been introduced one decade ago. Yes, it was 2004, pretty much the same year I started messing with a binary Gentoo-based distro.
It’s time to move on, free up resources and focus on what matters. 32bit is not important anymore and modern computers come with tons of GB of RAM. At the same time, I don’t see x32 going anywhere. Instead, I see the need to standardize on one single x86 architecture. Some distributions have started doing the same, for instance, RHEL 7 will not see any 32bit version. Windows 8, well, yes, said goodbye to 32bit as well. 
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