[Mageia-dev] Clanlib2 and SSE2 on i586

AL13N alien at rmail.be
Tue Dec 4 13:10:21 CET 2012

> 'Twas brillig, and zezinho at 03/12/12 22:42 did gyre and gimble:
>> Trying to launch openalchemist gave me a crash because Clanlib2 uses
>> SSE2 on SSE2 systems for software rendering, while we disabled it at
>> configure.
>> What should we do? I think enabling it is better, as all i586 CPU with
>> less than 10 years come with SSE2. But our policy forbids it ;-)
>> Exception caught:
>> Sorry, this compiled clanSWRender does not support SSE2, but your CPU
>> does support SSE2. (Update clanSWRender to contain SSE2)
> The code should really be complied but only enabled at runtime if it's
> available. PulseAudio does this. It's more of a pain to code for but
> does make like easier for distributions.
> But yeah, short term fix, nuke the test, and as a meme says, keep calm
> and carry on.

but, do ALL recent i586 CPU's have SSE2? what about the embedded and VIA
cpu's and the likes?

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