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Re: Pentium optimization

On Wed, Jul 07, 1999 at 02:33:55PM +0200, Thomas Ko wrote:
> I don't know who wrote the suggestion that there should be a small binary
> distribution and the rest source-distributed. However - I find it a very good
> idea. 
> pro: 
> 1) you have to install only a few binaries.
> 2) the rest of the system can be compiled from the sources and the generic
> binaries can be replaced with the optimized ones.
> 3) you should be able to compile the whole system with a few commands for
> any platform you like. Download the source-only distribution and then
> download the few specific binaries for your system (ix86, PowerMac, Amiga,...).
> You can build up your own system, for any platform.

Also you would only need to download patches to upgrade!

John Travers

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us!"

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