On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Hello Fellow Contributors!
It's possible down the road that, if there is no community interest in
i686, the project might look at other options such as making i686 a
secondary architecture. This is not because we want to drive away
32-bit users; but we're passionate about making the Fedora kernel work
well for the majority of our user base. This prioritization helps us
get closer to that goal.
Just to make this clear because this has suggestion has been brought
up multiple times ... while there might be less interests in running a
i686 kernel the story is very different for i686 user space (mostly
libraries but also applications like wine) even on a x86_64 host
So don't draw a line from "no interests in i686 kernel" to "no
interesst in the i686 architecture and therefore it should be
secondary" .. its not as simple as with a completely isolated
architecture like ppc.