On So, 2016-09-18 at 14:14 +0200, Xen wrote:
> That won't install Ubuntu onto a 32-bit system, now will it.

it will, and snappy images will actually be staying around for 32bit
since they target embedded, where you even still see a lot new 32bit
only devices being produced and where memory size of the binaries can
be essential (32bit ones being smaller on disk and consuming less ram)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-snappy/xenial/current/ ...

> Even if a decision is made (ever) to transition all 32-bit packages
> to a 
> snaps system so that ordinary 64-bit people can still use them that
> will 
> probably be rife with problems (will non-snap 32-bit apps be able to
> use 
> snap 32-bit libraries?) 

on 64bit desktops 32bit snaps can very well run... by design a snap
ships its needed libs along (pretty much like a static build) and all
amd64 based systems providing snap support are able to execute the
32bit snaps (the snap runtime environment on amd64 ships the 32bit libc
by default to guarantee that).

i think what ralf refers to in his other bits is rather the point that
you can use snaps on all distros (snappy exists for all of them,
despite not being provided by default on most), but this is not
actually relevant for this thread ...


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