[rescue] Anyone running Netscape 7 browser on their SPARCs?
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jul 15 11:18:12 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 12:07 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>> A LONG time. I once compiled (or attempted to compile) Mozilla on an
>> 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
>> the same clock speed...
> I'd say the SPARC will actually be less than 2/7 as fast.
>>  Well, you can always try, but don't blame me if it takes a week
> For a datapoint: the reasonably-fast Pentium III systems here take
> four hours to do a kernel + userland build of OpenBSD. The
> LX I have at home does it in about four -DAYS-.
Are you running that machine with a kernel & libraries built with
SPARC v8 instruction set support? That *drastically* speeds up a
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