[arch-dev-public] i686 and SSE2

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 18:30:18 UTC 2016

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 07:38:09PM +0200, Ike Devolder wrote:
> > 
> > If we limit our choice based on your CPU, then we need to limit based on
> > the other CPU mentioned in this thread.
> > 
> > That should not be a consideration at all. What we need to do is think
> > about what make our distribution worthy of being a distribution.
> > Original the selling points were rolling release, vanilla packages and
> > optimised binaries.  We have lost the latter.  Do we want to get it back?
> > 
> > Allan
> Yes we want it back. I also have systems without SSE4 and if Arch is no
> longer usable on those I'll use distributions for 'older' hardware on
> those.
> But for our day-to-day workhorses I would love optimized binaries.
> -- 
> Ike

Someone mentioned AVX2, but it seems there is still a patch needed for
glibc. Solus added it very recently https://dev.solus-project.com/T503
and they have taken it from Clear Linux.

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