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Re: Gentoo-like Performance?

On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 11:17:24PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> If you only get 5-10% improvements in algorithmic code like gcc, gzip,
> bzip, md5sum, then you're only going to get 1% overall improvement for
> a GUI app, I would say.

Hey, those 1%s add up. :)

> If you want to look at GUI app speed the first thing is to decide
> *what* you're going to say is fast or slow; opening menus, drawing
> when you switch workspaces, rendering web page XYZ, etc. The code for
> those different things is typically unrelated, so a statement like
> "Mozilla is slow" is just a generality that means "I saw some specific
> operations in Mozilla that were slow" - not a meaningful statement for
> benchmarking purposes.

Rendering XUL interface stuff 5% faster would make it worthwhile to me.

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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