I understand that Red Hat and Fedora releases have a lot of history around the
architectural optimization in the "x86" space, complete with lots of
However, Fedora, with its current arch-optimizations, is starting to contradict
itself, even in its own name(s).
See http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease ... the Install Media download is
called "i386", but the Live CD is referred to as "i686". Surely the live CD
isn't arch-optimized differently from the release itself? If not, Fedora needs
to be consistent.
The arch-specific packages in the 32bit release all seem to end in "i686.rpm",
so I'm guessing that the answer is that "i686" is correct. However, it may be
more of an issue of intention or support. If the packages are intended for and
supported on a true i386 machine, then the Live CD references and ISO filenames
need to be renamed with "i386". If they aren't, and are intended only for a
i686 processor or greater, then the Install Media references and ISO filenames
need to be renamed with "i686". It's either one or the other, not both!
Fedora needs to be consistent. I would like to propose that starting
with Fedora 16 development process that both the install and live
media have the same arch name.