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Re: Pentium Optimized

"Martin Bialasinski" <martin@internet-treff.uni-koeln.de> writes:

> >> "Goswin" == Goswin Brederlow
> >> <goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
> Goswin> If someone doesn't want the i386 optimized prepackaged bins,
> Goswin> he will have one of those new supercomps like PII-500+ or
> Goswin> Alpha 1GHz
> Didn't someone say, that optimisation is only useful on genuine Pentium 
> and Pentium MMX (nor P Pro, PII, PIII etc.)?
> Goswin> compiling X would be a matter of hours/minutes.
> You may try this (as I believe you underestimate it). Recently, the X
> maintainer said that after compiling the X packages, the source tree
> consumpted 1.5 GB diskspace.

For the full X this might be true, but if you build an optimized X for 
your CPU and System, you could only build the packages needed and not
all X servers. Well, someone would have to tweek X to do this, but we
don't have source distributions yet anyway.


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