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Re: Jakub's Recommendations for ia32 Support

On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 06:39 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> > Just a note, I believe that the ia32 support should "concentrate" on
> >> > netbooks (So Intel Atom), those are the only new things on the market
> >> > that can't run x86_64, and the userbase of those will just grow and
> >> > every percent of extra performance will make many people happy.
> >>
> >> So we should ignore OLPC that is deploying 100's of thousands all
> >> running Fedora?
> >
> > Modest proposal: OLPC might benefit from running its own koji instance
> > and effectively going the secondary arch route.  -Os -march=geode, etc.
> > Given how close it is to mainline x86 it's unlikely to have funky
> > compilation failures, and it has to branch a non-trivial number of
> > packages anyway.
> Actually the forked packages now are pretty minimal. I think there's
> currently around a dozen, with the move the F11 that will be even
> less. The major fork is the kernel but other than that most of the
> forks are to slim down deps.

Okay, ignore the bit about forked packages.  How's the rest of the
argument sound?

- ajax

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