[ros-users] ROS Release Timeline

William Woodall william at osrfoundation.org
Tue Jun 18 16:51:18 UTC 2013

They recently discussed dropping 32-bit support for PCL on the
pcl-developer's list, but I'll point out what I said to them, which is that
ubuntu.com still recommends 32-bit for their desktop default download. So
at least for now, I think 32-bit support should stay.

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Tully Foote <tfoote at osrfoundation.org>wrote:
>> Related to this it has been suggested to me that we could setup a
>> bidding/kickstarter style campaign for different platform or arch support.
>>  If people are interested we could estimate what it would take to support
>> builds on extra arch/platform combinations for the duration of a release.
>>  And if there is enough community support to fund the project we can turn
>> on specific architectures.
> +1
>> Also we are currently building i386 and amd64, we could consider dropping
>> i386 on some platforms to save resources.
> Looking forward, I suspect most PC users will be 64-bit, and the main
> 32-bit platform will be ARM. That may be true already. Perhaps people would
> favor substituting some common ARM platform for i386.
>> Please take a look at the results of both surveys and the above proposal
>> and give your feedback.
> +1 It's a good plan, balancing a great many divergent needs.
> --
>  joq
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William Woodall
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