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Re: Package renaming


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 09:35:43PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> - yes, 486, because we don't actually support 386, and compiling a 686
> won't bring much performance improvement as is the case with Linux
> which does assembly optimizations

Err... Conditional moves are a *huge* benefit (in the order of 20% IIRC
in typical code), for compiler-generated code just as much as for
hand-written assembly.

Having said that, I'm not convinced optimising the kernel does make a
lot of difference in the end :-)

(Compiling all userland software for 686 would be much more useful I

> - gnumach and gnumach-dbg packages become transition packages to
> gnumach-image-486 and gnumach-image-1.3.99-486-dbg, and break the old
> grub-pc which would assume /boot/gnumach.gz

You mean versions of grub-pc before the patch to add *all* "gnumach*"
binaries instead of just gnumach.gz?


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