Re: [wmii] can't start firefox

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 02:42:27 -0400

Well, I said it was late. When I build fluxbox and ion, STRIP= was in my
make.conf. A stripped fluxbox is 1.4M and ion is 264K. The differences are
still telling.

On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 02:38:00AM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
>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
>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 information).
>>As a side note, this thread had nothing to do with speed.

Kris Maglione
The "think positive" leader tends to listen to his
subordinate's premonitions only during the postmortems.
Received on Tue Jun 06 2006 - 08:43:00 UTC

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