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Re: i386 version for chrome




On Sat 27 Oct 2018 at 11:29:35 (-0400), Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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..

That explains why you run wheezy at all. But it doesn't explain why you
run a web browser on wheezy or on a computer that's required to have
good realtime performance. I thought you ran a LAN of computers there.

> > 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,
David.