Re: Pentium optimization
On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, John Travers wrote:
> 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
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