On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 01/05/2017 11:15 AM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> On 01/05/2017 10:03 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
>> * Do we need to care about 32-bit GUI applications on a 64-bit system? Should we
>> decide that flatpak is the official answer for such cases?
> I care. What impact would this have on Wine? If users are unable to use 32-bit
> Windows apps, which are still a nice majority of apps, they'll quickly abandon
> Fedora. Eventually that majority will get switched, but I don't see it happening
> for at least 2-3 more years.
Sorry, using the word "care" there was poorly phrased. I meant more like
there 32-bit GUI applications that are very important and couldn't be made to
fit this new approach?". Wine is an interesting example I had not considered.
Are we certain that it couldn't be run from within a container, though? Possibly
via a wrapper?
Teamviewer comes in an i686 only package for Fedora. So is there going
to be this interim approach, and then yet another change when they're
expected to use FlatPak? That's a lot of changes... And are these two
approaches compatible with the other platforms they target, or are
they just likely to drop the one it stops working on?
I can hardly imagine Teamviewer is the only 32-bit only GUI program.