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Re: i386 version for chrome




On Saturday 27 October 2018 11:03:56 Matthew Crews wrote:

> -------- Original Message --------
> On Oct 27, 2018, 06:58, Curt wrote:
>
> On 2018-10-27, Gene Heskett  wrote:
> >> Might be nice, but several of the dependecies can only be satisfied
> >> if on stretch, and the curl command lines don't work on wheezy. At
> >> all.
> >
> >At any rate a curl command line that proves
> >inoperable on Wheezy arouses
> >the interest of even the most jaded observer.
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but Wheezy is no longer supported, and Jessie
> is barely supported. Except as a curiosity, why would you want to use
> a web browser on Wheezy these days? 

Because its main application (LinuxCNC) is married to a 32 bit install, 
wheezy ATM.

I understand a stretch version is being worked on, but the increased 
latency involved in a 64 bit context switch is very very hard to 
tolerate on real machinery. Real time kernels that actually work are 
virtually non-existant on 64 bit machinery. I have one that almost works 
on armhf, but it loves to throw away mouse and keyboard events, but that 
goes away, or gets worse if you reboot.  And a good reboot is good till 
the next power bump on that machine, running Jessie..

> Especially when the expectation of 
> security updates and compatible software for modern web browsing is
> nearly, if not completely, zero.

Its certainly getting that way.

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