MapGuide RFC 179 - Drop 32-bit builds for Linux as well

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RFC Template Version(1.0)
Submission Date13 Feb 2020
Last Modified15 Feb 2020
AuthorJackie Ng
RFC Statusadopted
Implementation StatusN/A
Proposed Milestone4.0
Assigned PSC guide(s)(when determined)
Voting History(vote date)
no vote


This RFC proposes to drop 32-bit builds for Linux as well in addition to Windows (which was already adopted as part of MapGuide RFC 166)


Same motivation as dropping 32-bit builds for Windows. Most computers should be running 64-bit operating systems nowadays and to maximize our limited build resources, we should only focus on producing builds of MapGuide for 64-bit Windows and Linux.

Proposed Solution

We will cease making releases of MapGuide for 32-bit Linux distros that we currently target.

The author originally had reservations for following the same 64-bit only path for the Linux releases due to less verification of stability and reliability of the 64-bit linux builds compared to their 32-bit counterparts.

However, the reality is that build/developer resources for the MapGuide project are really strained and at this stage, it is more preferable to just put out the "less stable" 64-bit linux builds and fix/address whatever issues that may arise.


3.1.2 will mark the last version of MapGuide where 32-bit builds exist for Windows *and* Linux. There will be no migration path for such users beyond migrating their data and application code to work on the 64-bit countepart.

Test Plan


Funding / Resources


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