[rescue] Anyone running Netscape 7 browser on their SPARCs?

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Tue Jul 15 04:39:31 CDT 2003

On Tuesday 15 July 2003 03:05, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> do you know how long that would take on my machine?  and i'm not at
> all sure i have the room for all the src.

A LONG time. I once compiled (or attempted to compile) Mozilla on an athlon
800 MHz. Took nearly 3 hours. Now if you reckon that a Sparc (at least with
GCC) will compile native code very roughly 3.5 times slower then a PC with
the same clock speed... [1] Well, you can always try, but don't blame me if
it takes a week :-)

[1] Based on compiling the GTK toolkit on a sun4m and athlon Xp

Frank Van Damme    http://www.openstandaarden.be
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Je pense, donc je suis breveti."

More information about the rescue mailing list