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Out of Steam? Wine draining away? Ubuntu's 64-bit-only x86 decision is causing migraines

ibmalone Silver badge

Re: Interesting

There has been plenty of notice given that the plan for longer term support of 32 bit legacy applications was through Snap packages, which allow application developers to bundle specific versions of libraries with their applications.

And illustrating an issue with all these solutions (snap, flatpack, docker, whatever); if you can no longer build the libraries you're stuck anyway, it just lets you pretend for a while longer. While maybe easier to achieve than just static linking everything the effect in terms of long-term compatibility is not much different.

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