Re: [wmii] can't start firefox

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 02:38:00 -0400

It's late here, so let me clarify that I sometimes forget that people on
mailing lists use anything other than the development head of a given program.
The wmii releases specify -O2 (although -O3 works perfectly well and gives
noticable speed improvements) and do not include debuging information. The
binaries, however, are still not stripped. strip -s removes ~15k, or about 10%
(Note that a stripped Ion is ~328k, fluxbox is ~8.4M).

On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 02:17:46AM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:06:25AM +0800, ze phyr wrote:
>>My response is revelent, you just didn't get the point.
>>The ultimate solution or 'fix' is to quit using it and wait for until
>>wmii-faster to come out.
>>A peek on sysload will give you an idea that this 'sleek' WM hogs so
>>much system resources.
>Not to feed a troll, but I've had good looks at the codebases of several
>WMs, including wmii, Ion3, and fluxbox, and wmii is, by far, the leanest of
>all of them. Nevertheless, if you want a fair comparison between wmii and
>other WMs in terms of speed, add -O or -O2 to the CFLAGS in, as
>other WMs do. If you want a fair comparison of binary size, strip wmiiwm,
>as other WMs do (~75% of the size of the default binary is debugging
>As a side note, this thread had nothing to do with speed.

Kris Maglione
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Received on Tue Jun 06 2006 - 08:38:33 UTC

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