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Re: Is Debian Altivec-optimized?

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 02:50:32PM +0200, David wrote:
> Hello,
> I just bought an Apple Titanium 800 and plan to use Debian (or maybe 
> Gentoo) on it. I'd like to know if Debian/PPC is Altivec-optimized? It is 
> completely, partially, just core (neither non-free nor non-US) ?
> Where can I obtain more information about that (mail addresss, 
> weblinks...)? Being not a coder, I won't be able to help you for the tech 
> part...

No.  It isn't, and there aren't really any tools to make it so; GCC
does not do auto-vectorization, only hand-vectorization.

I think there's a DVD player or two with hardcoded Altivec support,

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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