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SEVEN HOURS! was Re: [vox-tech] Is mozilla going to finish compiling sometime this week?



On Wednesday 22 May 2002 09:26 pm, Henry House wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 06:41:11PM -0700, Ryan wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 May 2002 06:32 pm, Ryan wrote:
> > > I've never compiled it before, is it normal for mozilla to be taking
> > > over 3 hours to compile? It doesn't look like it's running in a
> > > loop.......
> >
> > D'oh, forgot to mention what CPU I have. It's a 700 celeron.
>
> I have heard tales that when Mozilla was first released, builds took >12
> hours. (I have not tried to compile Mozilla myself.) So I suspect no build
> loop in your case. Keep in mind that compilers running on fast CPUs are
> IO-bound. How fast is your hard drive? My all-SCSI system is a big help
> when I compile. Mozilla is written in C++, correct? In my experience, g++
> is extremely memory-hungry. If you do not have much physical RAM, your swap
> performance may be a bottleneck. YMMV, of course, and be happy that you are
> compiling for an IA32 machine, not an Alpha or a PowerPC :-).

It's finaly done, after seven hours of making my computer slow and warming my 
CPU.
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