MikeK's software notebook

MikeK's software notebook

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This used to be the place where I wrote stuff I was thinking about while working on the Mozilla project.

Maybe in the near future I'll start to update it again as I'm involved in a couple of new open-source projects - updates pending...

Fennec build time from scratch = 10 min

RandomPosted by Mike Kristoffersen 04 Apr, 2009 00:43:48
As I wrote a few days ago I was considering to update my desktop PC to run Linux, so I decided to give it a go - and I'm happy I did :)

The performance is so much better than what I'm used to - I can do a full build of Fennec, from scratch, in 10 minutes, it used to take about 40 on my laptop. Actually doing the build is the first time I have seen all 4 cores of my CPU max out, I'm used to running Windows Vista on this machine, never seen the CPU usage go above 60-70%.

A full rules based source compare of two source trees is accomplished in 5-6 min with Beyond Compare running in Wine.

The only problem I have seen so far is that Source Insight running under Wine sometimes fails to open the menu when I use my mouse (actually my wacom tablet), but then it's probably better anyway if I use the keyboard short-cuts :)

I'm running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu so need to do some magic to get scratchbox running - but until then I can continue to use the laptop for doing these builds.

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