Ubuntu changes its mind, will continue to support 32-bit software in future releases -- https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/ubuntu-reverses-decision-will-now-support-32-bit-apps
@omgubuntu Nice to see they realized it was a dumb move!
I understand dropping support for 32-bit hardware but not for 32-bit software especially as projects like WINE depend upon them
@omgubuntu it's good that they realized they couldn't pull the plug, but their statement really makes it clear that they haven't actually come around. They're still trying to push projects to use some other 32-bit userland in snaps or lxd. Reading between the lines, the message is clear: "we've given you considerably more time, but please get off our platform, and if you survive then you can backport things onto ubuntu using containers"
@omgubuntu this is the full statement I'm referring to: https://ubuntu.com/blog/statement-on-32-bit-i386-packages-for-ubuntu-19-10-and-20-04-lts
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