Probably not directly, as even the official Julia docker is on Debian, but I’m just kind of curious about everyone’s mood on this subject.
For those not aware, Ubuntu is “dropping 32 bit support” (not necessarily the best article on the subject). To be honest, I’m not entirely sure exactly what that means, but the implication seems to be that all 32-bit libraries will be dropped from the repos. The negative implications of this seem to be primarily with video games. There is finally a pretty substantial effort by valve and others to make Linux a viable OS for gaming, and this throws a wrench in that, at least for anyone using Ubuntu. To be honest, my perception that this will be a disaster for Ubuntu comes more from me following news on the efforts to bring gaming to linux than anything else.
I’m wondering if this has a big effect on anyone in the Julia community, and whether there will be an Ubuntu exodus. For personal stuff, I strongly prefer Manjaro, although I am still living with PopOS (an Ubuntu branch) on my best laptop because of hardware issues. At my job, we use Ubuntu images by default, although I’ve long been suggesting that we move to Arch or at least Debian. I don’t expect this to have any effect on me, even when it is merged into LTS in 20.04, but I’m not quite sure.