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Authored by: Wheaty73 on Jun 29, '03 08:18:38AM

So I wonder how the G5 and 10.3 will affect Fink? Apple have said that 10.3 will come with a v1.0 X11, combine this with a 64bit processor, and will everything be broken?
On the other hand if it all works, I can't wait to see how fast things compile and install compared to my ageing G4/400 :-D



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Authored by: MattHaffner on Jul 02, '03 02:12:17AM

Under 10.2, I would be very surprised if the G5 did anything but make Fink source installs 2+ times faster :)

10.3 is a another story, perhaps. The new version of gcc included could require minor changes. And I haven't read enough about "zero-linking" to know if this is a xCode gimmick or something more fundamental that could impact the more 'simple' command line builds that Fink does.

But the included X11 is already being handled by Fink since it is available as a free, public beta download from Apple's site. There should be no problem there either.

In any case, the Fink folks have really been on top of changes to the OS lately. I have little doubt it will likely be a seemless transition for those of us that depend on such tools...



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