Debian 7 (Wheezy) will have multiple architecture

The project Debian has as a slogan: "The Universal Operating System" but in reality it is not so when it comes to packages. I want to share with you this news that will surely make more than one happy.

In the Annual Debian Conference corresponding to this year (DebConf11) was discussed about Multiple Architecture Support (Multiarch Support) which will be available in Debian Wheezy for 2013. What is Multiple Architecture?

Well basically the technology Multiarch gives us the ability to use 32 or 64 Bit Software at the same time, on the same computer.

"Multiarch is a huge improvement on Debian's ability to deliver on the promise of being a universal operating system," explains Steve Langasek. … “Not only will it make crossbuilding easier, but it will also allow better support for legacy 32-bit applications in new 64-bit installations and in the future even allow for 32-bit live migration to systems 64 bits. »

What do you think? I particularly use the 32-bit system, being able to use the 64-bit system, for the simple fact that some packages do not work as they should in the latter, in addition to the fact that not all applications have a version for this type of architecture. But with this news, because for 2013 things may change 😀

Source: Debian News.

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  1.   sangener said

    Excellent! long live Debian

  2.   gnumax said

    Great news.

    I work in "squeeze" at 32bits on a 64bits architecture so I do not get the performance that I should in benefit of the stability and compatibility of certain packages. 😉