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

Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Its only neccessary to optimize a very few packages and if you realy
> feel like you need those optimized, write diffs to the packages to
> provide specialised versions along with the normal once. No need to
> create a complete distribution.
> In my view its not neccessary to compile specialized versions,
> everyone can do that himself and I think it would be better to spend
> time on making it possible to update a Debian system from source, so
> you can download source, compile them and install the created deb
> files directly from apt-get/dselect. While at this one could make
> every package beeing build use some global options (like Pentium
> optimisations).

Yes! Only a few would be needed, and for us to do binaries would warrenty
quite a bit of demand, and _alot_ for the whole distribution.  What sort of
work has been done in the area?  I would not  mind donating some of time to
help code part of the mechanism for this.

> May the Source be with you.
And also with you

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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