On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 03:39:58PM +0000, matthew yee-king wrote:
> I'm probably going to put debian on my laptop (i've recently been converted from redhat/ yellowdog loyalties).
> just wondering if anyone knows much about gcc3 - for example, i've
> heard it can generated binaries optimised for altivec. if this is the
> case, would it be possible to build the whole OS using gcc3 and if
> you did this, would it run like lightning on a g4?
That's not correct. It can handle hand-written Altivec code but it
will not produce it automatically.
> are there any plans to build a gcc3/ altivec g4 only distro/ debian port?
Nope. But Debian will be switching to GCC 3.2 soon.
Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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