Bug 140033 - RFE: i686 build for Ghostscript
RFE: i686 build for Ghostscript
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-11-19 08:42 EST by P Linnell
Modified: 2009-10-21 11:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-10-21 11:48:02 EDT
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Description P Linnell 2004-11-19 08:42:42 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.2)
Gecko/20040906

Description of problem:
Building i686 would benefit and speed up printing, especially with
high resolution prints.

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How reproducible:
Always

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Comment 1 Barry K. Nathan 2004-11-19 12:33:31 EST
Do you have any numbers to back this up? (Just wondering.)

On my Athlon XP, I tried recompiling Firefox as i686 rather than i386
and it didn't make any measurable difference (and this was on a web
page that takes Firefox over 10 minutes to render).
Comment 2 Barry K. Nathan 2004-11-19 12:36:57 EST
Oops, I accidentally hit "commit" before I was done typing my
comment... Anyway, my point is that even for a CPU-intensive program,
recompiling as i686 may not make any noticeable difference. (The
default Red Hat compile options already specify Pentium 4 optimization
for i386 packages.)
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2009-10-21 11:48:02 EDT
Didn't get to do this before i686 became the default. :-(

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