[Tizen General] Tizen platform development tools survey : dropping 32bit linux support

Jian-feng Ding jian-feng.ding at intel.com
Sun Sep 22 09:38:53 GMT 2013

Hi, Auke

The major reason of 32bit-linux-platform tools support dropping plan is the
qemu issue: we still have no stable 32bit qemu-static executable for current
Tizen, which is very important for the local build and image creation in 32bit
development systems.

And the future 64bit support of Tizen itself is only the last straw of it.
Whenever the 64bit Tizen development is the necessary part of developers'
work, they can only use 64bit development environment.

- jf.ding

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:47:54PM -0700, Kok, Auke-jan H wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Tomasz Olszak <olszak.tomasz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm opposed to this.
> >>
> >>
> >> 64bit support in Tizen is not yet mainstream at all, as a matter of
> >> fact it's barely been implemented in 3.0, and no major release that
> >> developers can use yet has happened.
> >>
> >> Can we maintain 32bit code until most developers have had a major
> >> release on 64bit? It will be a significant amount of time until that
> >> really happens.
> >
> > Hi,
> > I think that question concerns development tools (gbs, qemu and so on) not
> > the architecture of Tizen.
> I was referring to this part that Zhang wrote:
> >> As Tizen will support 64bit build in the future, which can only be built by >> using 64bit system, so it's recommended to switch to 64bit system
> >> ASAP.
> My argument is that this motivation is somewhat premature - we want to
> use the tools on tizen itself (Zhang is not disputing that, nor am I)
> but the notion that 64bit support in Tizen itself is mature and
> everyone is using it (and gbs/mic on it) is obviously false.
> From that follows that 64bit tools on Tizen could not have been
> extensively been tested. So why remove support for 32bit tools that
> are being tested and used right now if nobody is yet using and testing
> on 64bit? Sounds premature to me - the word "ASAP" certainly is.
> Auke
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