[arch-dev-public] i686 and SSE2
tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 21 07:56:23 UTC 2016
I agree with Andreas here.
2016-09-20 19:38 GMT+02:00 Andreas Radke <andyrtr at archlinux.org>:
> Am Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:30:35 +0200
> schrieb Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com>:
> > This would probably be a good time to get a fully automated building
> > setup going. We certainly have the hardware for it now.
> > >> Another option could be to keep i686 and x86_64 as is, and
> > >> introduce new architectures with automatically built optimised
> > >> packages for i686 + SSE2 or SSE3, and for x86_64 + SSE4.2 or AVX.
> > >> This is something similar to your option #4, but keeps the
> > >> compatibility with all existing systems.
> > >
> > > Yes!
> If we want to limit our offer to two binary architectures I'm for
> x86_64 maybe with SSE3 enabled (kicks out oldest Athlon XPs) and keep
> i686 with least features needed for full compatibility. I could even
> live with i586 for fallback. Though I'd prefer to
> fully drop 32bit and rather leave it up to the community if they want
> to keep it alive any longer.
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