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Re: [debian-devel] Re: Ancient architecture


A levelezőm azt hiszi, hogy Matt Zimmerman a következőeket írta:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 02:06:01PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > It's not "too" slow. It's slower than new systems, yes, but whether it's
> It takes four days to compile lyx.  Can it even run lyx once it's finished?

I guess that the definition of "too slow" here would be that: "such slow
that the effort needed to maintain it isn't volunteered".

The question of whether a compile lasts 4 days or 40, and whether the
resulting binary runs on it is out of scope of the speed decision.

Some people simpy love these machines, and it is their right to do so.

BTW: just heard that somewhere in Mexico(?) some company have now
retired a 29 years old PDP-11. This kind of things raise respect.

(Are we talking about 68k? If you can run Linux on the old WellFleet
routers, I might know a sponsor for some ten 8-way 68k machines
for your buildd park. It would solve complaints about slow buildds
for a while. I also heard rumors of a Tandem Himalaya fully packed with 68k
processors which have some 3 years or less left.)

GNU GPL: csak tiszta forrásból

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