Deprecate i386 for GCC 4.8?

Steven Bosscher
Thu Dec 13 12:33:00 GMT 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM, John Marino wrote:
> Which clause are you invoking to remove it from the primary tier list?
> Richard claimed "they are not at all happy with GPLv3".  That's not a reason
> listed on your reference.  He also claimed they "not using still maintained
> compilers" which is also clearly false.
> Maybe FreeBSD violates the "Primary platforms are popular systems" clause
> (of course "popular" is not quantified so no way to defend accusations of
> being not popular enough).  GCC is certainly "frequently used" on FreeBSD so
> that's not in violation.

The "it's 386, nobody uses it" clause? I wouldn't mind if some other
freebsd tripled would stay on the list, e.g. i686-freebsd.

Stop being so emotional and look at the facts. Nobody is taking away
your favorite toys.


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