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Re: A Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal

Please learn how to turn on automatic line wrapping on your mail client.
(I forced wrapped it so I could reply)

On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 11:51:24AM +0100, Xavier Roche wrote:
> I know this has been discussed before (the 586 optimized packages),
> and I don't want to fire another-yet-potential flame, but considering
> an "x86-x586" arch is potentially similar to "x86-64" (different /lib
> place, potentially same package names, possibility to install different
> flavours ..)

From what I have heard in the past i586 in particular is not a good
target to optimize for since it slows down faster chips (P2/P3/P4/etc)
more than using standard i386. But it could be interesting to see
binaries for each flavor, eg P4 optimized binaries.


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