Launchpad Entry: mobile-lucid-lpia-future
Contributors: Steve Kowalik, Michael Casadevall, Emmet Hikory, Ian Lawrence, LaMont Jones
The state of the lpia architecture in Ubuntu was started in the Gutsy timeframe, and has always required significant resources to keep up-to-date. It has been discussed three times at three seperate UDSes about removing it.
Starting with the 10.04 release of Ubuntu, lpia support has been removed. Users are encourged to use i386.
Due to the significant resources required by many parties to keep lpia up-to-date and functional in Ubuntu, it has been decided to drop support for it.
lpia will be disabled and have no new builds dispatched for lucid. Current releases will continue to have security support supplied.
- data migration, if any
- redirects from old URLs to new ones, if any
- how users will be pointed to the new way of doing things, if necessary.
It's hard to test something that has been removed.
BoF agenda and discussion
Bootstrapped in the Gutsy timeframe, built for i686. It has been discussed three times for removal.
Currently, LP does not allow binary rebuilds. lpia is non-maintained, it still requires resources
Strongest argument for keeping it at the last cycle was it was too hard to re-bootstrap
ian_brasil would like to keep it, due to the i686 only build
lpia uses the lpia_wrapper which adds -Os to all arches
If we use lpia for Atom, it's harder for things like Skype, etc to install
We don't lose any hardware support by dropping it
The chroots get dropped from the buildds, and LP gets told that lpia for lucid doesn't exist