Re: Unofficial Squeeze NetInst CDs: call for testers
On Dec 18, 2010, at 5:46 PM, Brian Morris wrote:
> My main gripe as I have said before here is that there are no G4-Altivec optimized binary packages Debian based to be found anywhere.
I was working on a G5 optimized 64 bit binary of GNU Icecat (their own take on Iceweasel) but encountered some problems that are Mozilla project specific.
But if there are other apps you'd like to see optimized I'd be glad to pitch in. I think the last time this subject came up it was frowned upon for some reason beyond my recollection.
It's been 10 years or more since I've built packages of any kind but those were Sys V style Solaris packages so anything else should be a walk in the park by comparison.
Feel free to write me off list or on depending on whether you think others here would like to be involved.
Does anyone know if the package popularity contest stats also track more machine specific data behind the scenes? The reason I ask is that despite there being a fair number of IBM users on the list I suspect that the majority of Debian PPC users have Apple hardware.