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Old 04-04-2019, 08:50 AM   #1
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Question Will Bodhi v. 5.x be the last to include a Legacy version?


Just curious because I saw that some versions of Ubuntu may not have 32-bit versions, going forward. I could have misinterpreted. Is this correct and if it is, is there any way to work around it?

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:02 AM   #2
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Bodhi Linux is based on Ubuntu. So if Ubuntu stops releasing the 32 bit base, then I assume we will follow this trend. There were some thoughts we could switch to debian later due to Ubuntu packaging system policy with snap. This is mainly question for Ylee or Jeff as distro leader.

EDIT: you mean BL 5.x apparently
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:39 AM   #3
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Yes, that was a typo. Subject line has been edited to avoid confusion.
My reference for dropping 32-bit in the next stable release was specifically for Lubuntu. Don't know if it applies to all 'flavors'.
I found an announcement for the upcoming "Debian 10 (buster), 32-bit" but have no idea about the next one, Debian 11 ...
 
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:38 PM   #4
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I've read Ubuntu 18.04 is the last version with 32-bit support; 18.10 does not, nor will future Ubuntu.

My understanding is that Bodhi is based on Ubuntu LTS releases, so there shoudln't be a new major release of Bodhi for 2 years so this won't be an issue until 2021. At which time, if Bodhi continues to follow Ubuntu for 6.x, there will be no 32-bit. If they switch to debian or another method, they could keep 32-bit, and honestly the reason I chose bodhi was for legacy machines, so if 32-bit went away, I believe there would be less new users, so I'd be happy if they find a way to continue 32-bit support, but if not I'll stick with Bodhi 5.x on my 32-bit machines. However I do kinda think it's cool to be able to run the latest everything on my old machines.
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:44 AM   #5
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I've read Ubuntu 18.04 is the last version with 32-bit support; 18.10 does not, nor will future Ubuntu.

My understanding is that Bodhi is based on Ubuntu LTS releases, so there shoudln't be a new major release of Bodhi for 2 years so this won't be an issue until 2021. At which time, if Bodhi continues to follow Ubuntu for 6.x, there will be no 32-bit...
Your understand would be wrong then.

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You can download a Ubuntu mini.iso alias Netboot iso file. There are versions for 32-bit as well as 64-bit kernels.
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One can find these 32 bit Ubuntu isos for 18.10 as well as the Pre-release version of Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo).

Jeff traditionally has built all our Bodhi ISOs and I expect that to continue. And while I can't speak for Jeff, IMHO, Bodhi will only give up on either Ubuntu as a base or offering a legacy 32 bit version when Ubuntu stops offering 32 bit packages in their repos. At which point switching to Debian or another distro which offers 32 bit support may be an option. The final decision will prob be left to Jeff altho on big decisions like this he usually ask for input from The Team. I myself have a netbook which is 32 bit, prob a decade old now, that I love and plan on using until it no longer functions and I can't fix it or decide it is not worth fixing. Hence my vote is support 32 bit machines as long as possible.

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Old 04-09-2019, 10:43 AM   #6
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... I myself have a netbook which is 32 bit, prob a decade old now, that I love and plan on using until it no longer functions and I can't fix it or decide it is not worth fixing. ...
Thanks, and I second that!
 
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:34 AM   #7
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... At which point switching to Debian or another distro which offers 32 bit support may be an option. ...
If Ubuntu should no longer be an option, in the future, I wonder if it would be worthwhile to look into BunsenLabs Linux. It's Debian-based, supports 32-bit, and also mentions ARM support.

I only recently came across this site, my eye was caught by 'Debian Based' and 32-bit support, then though about rbtylee's comment, in this thread. Other than that I know nothing more about BunsenLinux, as right nowBodhi seems to be working fine for 32-bit, as it is.
 
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