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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 11:51:14AM +0200, Patrice Fortier wrote:
> Le mer 31/03/2004 à 22:01, Matthias Urlichs a écrit :
> > Hi, Sean Harshbarger wrote:
> > 
> > > It would be nice to have support for optimized
> > > binaries. IMHO it would help Debian out a lot.
> > 
> > As far as I recall, the performance gains from compiling everything with
> > your-favorite-optimizer-settings aren't _that_ great -- typically smaller
> > than what you'd gain by waiting a couple of months before buying your
> > computer.
> I do agree with you for most of the stuff we use on our computers.
> But I'd like to point out that it could be interesting for a couple of
> packages like libc and cypto libs (like libssl) to have a binary package
> (with generic i686 support for example, as 686 is now at least 7 years
> old).

Oh you mean like they both already do?

For libc:

libc6-i686 - GNU C Library: Shared libraries [i686 optimized]

For openssl:

libssl0.9.7 - SSL shared libraries <- already includes optimized libs



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