Swiftfox for Duo Core 2

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 11:09:40 GMT 2007


On 22/01/07, Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:
> > Iceweaslel? I hate the icon :)
>
> No, Ubuntu have elected to stick with the Firefox name and brand.

Excellent.

> >> The longer answer is: what do you think you will gain from this?
> >
> > A slightly more responsive firefox. On my last machine, a 1.3 gHz
> > Duron, the difference between swiftfox and firefox was amazing. Simply
> > amazing.
>
> OK.  Well, real world experience trumps bench tests any day. ;)
>
> I suspect that you will find less difference on the modern core 2
> system, but your millage obviously may vary.

I was only using Firefox for a few minutes on this box, and it was 1.5
anyway. But I'm loyal to the bone ;)

> >> Are you sure you wouldn't gain more performance by sticking with the
> >> stock Firefox and putting a little effort into optimizing Pango
> >> rendering -- the most likely gain in the synthetic benchmark?
> >
> > I might. Tell me more. I'm very, very interested.
> >
> >> Heck, are you sure you wouldn't gain more by doing some real profiling
> >> on Firefox and working out where it spends time working?
> >
> > Like?
>
> Build the package with profiling support and generate results that way,
> or use oprofile.  Like the previous option this requires being a
> developer, so possible not so useful unless you already know C++.

Yes, definetely not my field. Thanks, though.

Dotan Cohen

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