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[REBOL] Re: news for my new life with linux

From: belymt:saunalahti:fi at: 15-Jun-2002 21:19

At 18:57 15.6.2002 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi rebollers > >Here are some news from my new life with linux and rebol. > >Good news : >- I like doing mysql with DocKimbel mysql-protocol. >- It's ok with CGI too. > >Bad news: >- Oh My God, Rebol is so slow with linux. Especially the Desktop Editor, it >is almost U-N-U-S-A-B-L-E ! I have to go back to Windows 98 to edit my >script. > >How come that on the same machine (I have a dual boot) the editor is so slow >under linux ? >Was all the "linux is a full-32-bytes system and so on ..." only bullshit?
Nope. LInux kernel itself is very efficient and runs all services faster than Win98 (ok, things like 3D-GFX might be slower, but networking, files etc are definitely faster), besides it keeps on runing stable months without need for reboots ... I suspect this is more problem on Rebol. I have not seen different versions of Rebol tested for speed, but I assume there is some nonoptimal code inside Rebol causing slowdown on Linux.
>Patrick > >PS: I am using Mandrake 8.2 with minimal X-Windows (no KDE, no Gnome) on a >dual boot linux/98 Pentium 200 with 64 Mo RAM).
Check amount of free memory .. If you Linux goes to Swap, it slows down considerably. It should not, but some Xwindow configurations may cause too much memory usage.. I would recommend increasing to 128MB.. Also some GFX-cards are not so well supported on Linux,... might be worth checking..