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Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts

I agree....I was trying to make a point about "Pentium" optimized packages being
a bad idea...if we do it for Pentium, why not Athlon, why not Cyrix?  Because it
adds to the already HUGE size of Debian.  I don't remember hearing if a final
solution was found, but if there wasn't one, we have to start looking at
breaking contrib and non-free out to seperate sites.

							Dave Bristel

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Philip Thiem wrote:

> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 10:18:38 -0600
> From: Philip Thiem <ptt@umr.edu>
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts
> Resent-Date: 1 Dec 1999 12:38:50 -0000
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> David Bristel wrote:
> > 
> > Now, the real question here, is there a C compiler that has AMD Athlon tweaks?
> > Since the Athlon is a VERY VERY good chip, I'd love to see binaries compiled
> > specifically for IT.
> > 
> >                                                         Dave Bristel
> > 
> But then this is the same deal.  For one, not that I know of yet, partially
> because
> AMD has even realized a reference compiler.  Anyway, a very specific
> optimizaiton for
> a very specific class of machines.  While I'd too would like to see it, is
> doing this to anything but a small number of package--the required
> packages--worth doing it do?  We are taking about a few thousand packages,
> that the developer would have to come up with a the ftp people have to
> maintain. 
> -- 
> Philip Thiem /---/ ptt@umr.edu /---/ Pass on the GAS get NASM instead
>     Computer Science & Mathematics Undergraduate @ UM-Rolla
>     Interests: Security, Operating Systems, Numerical Computing,
>                Algorithm Analysis, Discrete/Linear/Modern Algebra,
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