Re: mmx related packages
Chanop Silpa-Anan wrote:
> After trying to get some dv software running, I have noticed that a few
> packages have mmx code in it, e.g. quicktime4linux, libdv, libjpeg-mmx.
> I wonder if there is any policy/guide line for this? if I would like to
> package mmx optimized binary.
> i386/i486 wouldn't run these codes unless people install mmx emulation.
I don't think this is a real problem. Usually those applications which
use mmx need plenty of CPU power to get stuff done in real time (video
encoding / playback, ...). People don't use old, non-mmx machines for
those applications simply because they are way too slow.
> I suppose multi-binaries is the only right way to go.
I'd ignore the issue.
Gerd Knorr <firstname.lastname@example.org>