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Might there be a 32-bit version?

I love Arch and I'm ready to ditch systemd, but Artix won't run on my 32-bit hardware.  Are there any plans to offer a 32-bit version, maybe based off of archlinux32.org?

Re: Might there be a 32-bit version?

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We don't plan official i686 support, we are already thin maintaining x86_64.

Re: Might there be a 32-bit version?

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@afurrow jonathon over at Manjaro has got behind  a 32bit version. It does use systemd though. Manjaro is basically Arch with some extras added to make it a bit easier & in some ways better than Arch. If you use the stable repo things are more tried & tested than if you were using Arch, in an effort to make it easier for those that haven't had enough experience with Linux (Arch) to be able to diagnose & solve their own problems.

Anyway, just a thought. ;)

https://forum.manjaro.org/c/announcements/manjaro32

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I love Arch and I'm ready to ditch systemd, but Artix won't run on my 32-bit hardware.  Are there any plans to offer a 32-bit version, maybe based off of archlinux32.org?

Here is the link to the manjaro systemd 32 bit xfce iso
Perhaps you can migrate it to openrc?
https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/review/manjaro-32/17.1.1-rc2/xfce/
This says there is a 32bit openrc iso with LXDE
https://wiki.parabola.nu/Get_Parabola#Parabola_LXDE_ISO

Re: Might there be a 32-bit version?

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I love Arch and I'm ready to ditch systemd, but Artix won't run on my 32-bit hardware.  Are there any plans to offer a 32-bit version, maybe based off of archlinux32.org?

I was using Parabola OpenRC. Use normal networkmanager & polkit-elogind packages.

Maybe once we're more tech-savvy we can make our own unofficial artixlinux32 distro lol. 

With Parabola OpenRC I had to use the normal linux kernel, as linux-libre kernel wouldn't allow me to shutdown.
:^)