Re: i386 version for chrome
- Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:29:35 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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,
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.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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