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Re: i386 version for chrome




On Friday 02 November 2018 23:08:52 David Wright wrote:

> 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.
>
I do, but except for an r-pi-3b running stretch, all the rest are running 
wheezy for the same reason. There is one stretch, a bare bones armbian 
running on a rock64. And this is the only machine with a comfy office 
chair in front of its keyboard. Thats in deference to the aches & pains 
of an 84 yo body. :(

> > > 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.
Thanks David.

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