I’m not quite sure that the chosen section of forum is the best for my question, so if that’s the wrong place please let me know.
My question is arising since the newest stable open SUSE release “Leap” do NOT provide i586 architecture support. That is sad, sad but true. I do have one laptop with core duo i686 processor. And I see there is two openSUSE ditros wich is modern and supports i586, the 13.2 branch and tumbleweed. The 13.2 will be supported till the summer 2016 I guess, but what about Tumbleweed is it drop support i586 in nearest future or there is no such a plans? Is there information when Tumbleweed going to broke i586 architecture support.
Rather January 2017 at least…
It will be supported till 2 months after the release of the next distribution version, Leap 42.2, which is planned for November 2016 AFAIK.
but what about Tumbleweed is it drop support i586 in nearest future or there is no such a plans?
There are no such plans to my knowledge.
As long as 32bit is working (i.e. people fix 32bit specific problems/bugs that might arise), it probably will be available.
It’s no longer explicitly tested though.
The answer to your question mostly depends on whether you want to use a rolling distribution or prefer a stable release, IMHO.
OK, I see. I had a problems installing LXQT in 13.2 while all was smooth with LEAP, thus I think I gonna check with Tumbleweed.
Many thanks for detailed information!
Well, LXQT is not included in 13.2, you need to install it from an additional repo. This should work, but there might be problems especially if you don’t do a full switch to that repo.
Leap and Tumbleweed do both contain LXQT, so it’s a bit easier to install.