Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 includes libfreevec!

Here's the link to the announcement:

http://lists.fixstars.com/pipermail/yellowdog-announce/2009-June/000214.html

From the press release:

"YDL 6.2 now offers libfreevec, a (LGPL) library with replacement routines for GLIBC, such as memcpy(), strlen(), etc. These routines, which have been rewritten and optimized to use the AltiVec vector engine found in the G4/G4+ PowerPC CPUs, can provide for up to 25% increase in application performance."

I would like to thank Fixstars and the YDL people for mentioning libfreevec, and I hope more distros follow suit! :)

Konstantinos Margaritis
Codex
libfreevec author, email:markos@codex.gr