[flac-dev] PPC asm is disabled since Jan 2005

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Tue Jul 8 00:15:30 PDT 2014

lvqcl wrote:

> Found the cause:
> http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/flac-dev/2005-January/001696.html
> http://www.mail-archive.com/flac-dev@xiph.org/msg00104.html
> "Back in October 2004, I did a bit of work on FLAC to get version 1.1.1 to
> build correctly under GNU/Linux/PPC. Only now have I realised that somewhere
> along the way something broke in FLAC's decoding. On my machine, roughly 50%
> of FLAC files are being decoded incorrectly" -- John Steele Scott
> http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/flac-dev/2005-January/001718.html
> "since it is going to take me a while to sort this out, and since
> we need to get a release out to fix the sonames problem, I have
> disabled PPC asm functions for now and will get back to it after
> the release.  the static binaries I make for the darwin binary
> release will have them though, because it's easy for me to
> compile the right one" -- Josh Coalson
> I suspect that PPC/Altivec asm code is disabled for good.

I agree.

Thanks for looking into this.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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