[LAD] optimum binary distribution (was: vectorization)

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at comhem.se
Thu Apr 17 08:23:13 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 09:58 +0200, Richard Spindler wrote:

> This sounds really cumbersome. And some very widely used distributions
> do not install a C-Compiler by default.

Very few distributions - if any at all? - installs TeX by default
either. Nevertheless this is a dependency if you want
Rosegarden/Lillypond aboard and you'll get it if you click YES to
'install packages'.

A C-compiler would not be any different. So I don't buy your argument!

> What do you think about the approach taken by "liboil"?
> http://liboil.freedesktop.org/
> The library has implementations for various CPU-Extensions, and at run
> time, when the library is initialized, a set of function pointers is
> set to point to the "right" implementation functions.

It would have been smarter to have liboil.so be a symlink to
liboil-sse_4_1.so (or whatever hardware you may have)

> Cheers
> -Richard

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