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

Mats Wichmann mats at wichmann.us
Tue Sep 24 00:54:53 GMT 2013

On 09/23/2013 06:32 PM, Dale Anderson wrote:
> Theres also the fact 'mobile' is relative, given the current progress of
> phone/tablet hardware the need for a desktop is getting rapidly smaller
> even for a development env, given 64bit ARM is only just reaching consumer
> products and the likely hood the mobile OS itself will be the development
> environment going forward, not being able to self host on 32bit seems to me
> to be shooting oneself in the foot.

Seems like there's a little bit of talking at cross purposes here?  The
QA folks involved with this have limited resources and possibly "can't
afford" to support too many platforms, and they want to know if 32-bit
non-Tizen distros need to still be a fully tested target.  Meanwhile, I
agree with the many others who think self-hosting is a great idea.  So
maybe some engineering work is needed to make that workable, if it isn't
(qemu problems?) - and today perhaps that isn't a "QA target".  These
don't sound like incompatible things...

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