mlang at delysid.org
Thu Apr 17 17:04:17 UTC 2008
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 06:41 +0200, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
>> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 22:41 +0200, Mario Lang wrote:
>> > You are not really following what I am trying to get across. Cross compilation
>> > isn't the issue. The issue is that something as generic as i386 (or i686 for
>> > rpm based distros IIRC) actually targets a lot of different types of hardware.
>> > It can run on pretty old pentium based CPUs, but also modern
>> > systems. A binary distributor has no way of knowing which
>> > CPU is going to be used, ...
>> The distributor has one tool at his disposal, the package-manager. This
>> will know where it lives and could (potentially) choose the right
> The package manager does not choose the "right package". There is no
> "right package". The packager does not know on which computer the
> software will be running and can't pre-optimize for something that is an
> unknown at compile or packaging time. The software has to automagically
> optimize itself for the processor it is running on when it starts.
> That is the way this is done in many other audio oriented software
> packages (Jack, Ardour, etc).
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