Re: .i368 vs .i586
- From: David Helder <dhelder umich edu>
- To: "Poletti, Don" <don poletti comverse-in com>
- cc: "'Gnome List'" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: .i368 vs .i586
- Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 12:56:36 -0500 (EST)
According to the Pentium Compiler Group homepage
(http://www.goof.com/pcg/), they claim 5% speed improvement on average
(for programs in general). I don't think it'd be worth it.
On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Poletti, Don wrote:
> Doe anybody know how much of a performance inprovement there is
> to compiling gnome for 586 (pentium).
> Is it reasonable to say that GNOME requires a pentium and that all
> rpms and other prepackaged binaries be made for 586? If someone
> really wanted to run on a 486 then they would have to compile it themselves.
> Or is this too much of a burden for 486 Gnomers? (if they exist)
> Non-Gnome question but related to above. Why does the default seem to
> be i386 and i686 when there are a lot of plan old pentium machines out
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