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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 05:18:49PM +0100, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> > Why is it not sensible for all packages?
> Because there's no gain for some packages, and it wastes mirror
> space. Some packages, like say a window manager, really don't need
> more than 2G RAM, and are not time critical either.

True (unless you run enlightenment <grin>)

> However, this might be difficult to decide in some cases, people might
> use packages for unusual tasks; also having too much 32 bit stuff
> might lead to duplicately loaded libraries. Therefore, I wouldn't mind
> if simply everything was built for amd64.

There are two other benefits of having everything pure 64-bit:

1. Simplicity for users

2. Quicker port to the users

-- John

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