[wellylug] Jethro's distro

Nigel Roberts nigel at nobiscuit.com
Fri Jul 9 09:15:19 NZST 2004


Hi Jethro,

On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 at 07:26:44 +1200, Jethro Carr wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 19:02, Damon Lynch wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 18:38, Jethro Carr wrote:
> > 
> > > Either way, I've now compiled everything for a i686 - very common chip.
> > 
> > As long as you're aware it won't work on K6 chips, or cyrix, and
> > probably more.....
> 
> People uses cyrix's? ;-)
> 
> Possibly next version, I'll compile for a i586, as there are still K6's
> in use & pentiums.
> 
> Maybe there is a patch or something for compiling it for a i386. Don't
> know. However, there is no point compiling GNOME for less than a i486. A
> GUI will not work on a i386, and possiblly only just on a i486.

Yes, but the trouble is that it's not a linear change when optimising
for an i386, i486, i586 or i686. For instance, an i686 will run code
compiled for an an i386 faster than the same code compiled for i486. I
think you should see some improvement with i586 though.

Cheers,
Nigel




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