[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?

Giuseppe Ghibò ghibomgx at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 23:48:09 CEST 2010

2010/9/27 Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com>

> On 27 September 2010 20:36, R James <upsnag2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Even the original Mandrake of 1998 was compiled for i586 (Pentium
> > Classic or newer)
> Wrong!
> Original mandriva was compiled i386. It was when we "merged" with

the original mandrake has even the same binary package (not recompiled) of
the RH.

> berolinux we targeted the i586 (spring 1999).
> Using an experimental compiler (egcs).
> At -O6.

Wrong too! :-) It was not egcs, but pgcc (not the portland compiler) a
special version of gcc...

All of this landed in version 6.0 with the new glibc-2.1 and the new
> kernel-2.2.
> That was the distro where we defaulted to using udma.
> On all hard disks. Even those who didn't supported.

yep pre-pre-pre kernels...

> Ah, me remembering the glorious days of mdk6.1 with chmouel chasing a
> critical kernel memory leak just days before the release.
> Hopefully Alan Cox saved us.
> That was a beautiful year :-)
Good old times...

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