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Re: Pentium Optimized

On Fri, Jul 02, 1999 at 05:51:39AM -0500, R. Brock Lynn wrote:
> "M. Brian Akins" wrote:
> > I was wondering if there was any interest in putting together a set of pentium
> > optimized debian packages???
> I'd be impressed, as I'm sure a lot of other folks would to at a decision from
> Debian to add to it's list of offerings, a pentium optimized set of packages.

Personally, I think source packages should include options to simply enable
586 compiles.. Maybe an environment variable that's checked for:
	export deb586=1

After all, if they're running a Pentium, chances are they have the ability to
compile the software at a reasonable speed. :)

Sure, offer some of the more common ones as binaries - but keep them
to a minimum in the main archive for now. ;-)

- Rob.

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