OracleDBAo5urgl wrote:I don't see why we can't have a mix.
Who says we can't?
I believe from some of the comments in the forum over the past months, and from some of the letters in the mag, that some guys are under the misapprehension that a whole disc must be 32 or 64-bit exclusively. No direct evidence, but it is implied by the unnecessary suggestions that there be two cover DVDs, or different sides, or even two different versions of the magazine with a 32 or 64 bit disc on them.
Also, the sheer vehemence of the letters and posts against the idea of including any 64-bit distros on the disc suggests that their authors believe that it would mean the end of 32-bit anything, like the frequent "64-bit will be of no use to me" and "my older hardware would be useless". The passion of these appeals takes me aback. You don't get people writing like that against (for example) music or photo album apps because "they will be of no use" to them. I have no interest in music myself, but I accept it as part of the scene and I don't write begging the editor not to include music apps.
It would not be the first time that arguments have gone on at cross-purposes on the basis of misunderstandings.