[Linux-aus] Grant request

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Sun Aug 14 00:22:06 UTC 2005

<quote who="Davyd Madeley">

> > 1: I know nothing about tinderbox, but I want to know if your machine
> > would always be behind reality, or always waiting for now work.
> To build the entirety of GNOME on my old laptop (an old pentium 4) took 13
> hours. To build it on my old desktop (a newish pentium 4) took 6 hours. I
> haven't tried it building the stack top to bottom on my new laptop or
> desktop (no time). Manbo is currently taking around 11 hours, it has fast
> disks (Seagate Cheetahs, I think) and lots of RAM, so what we need is a
> CPU speed boost.

I/O speed has a massive effect on building GNOME. I used to build GARNOME in
tmpfs, which took about 55min (though this was back in 2.2/2.4 days, when we
didn't include so many other modules).

- Jeff

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