Re: Changes in dpkg Pre-Depends
Thomas Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> And sorry, you don't care about speed if you still run *that* old
> hardware, otherwise you would have upgraded. (I bought my current
> desktop used and it is already able to run amd64).
Surely this is exactly opposite: speed matters much more on older hardware
that runs slower. The psychological difference between 10 seconds and 20
seconds is much more than the difference between 1 second and 2 seconds.
And Debian is used in places and by people who can't just go buy a used
amd64 system because they want a faster computer.
That being said, a 5% performance gain from using statically linked
non-PIC code doesn't strike me as very compelling even for older systems.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>