Re: [wmii] can't start firefox

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 17:21:34 -0400

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 07:42:36PM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:36:43AM +0100, Simon Morgan wrote:
>> 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
>> > ~8.4M).
>> wmii-3 does't seem to use -O at all, unless I'm missing something.
>Yes that is true. I think -O is no good default. The default of
>the compiler should be the safest method, otherwise the compiler
>is broken. If someone needs -O666 he can use this option on his
>(I really doubt that you notice any difference)...
Actually, I've done some testing and there really are significant performance
increases in some areas, even in -O3 over -O2 (O3 does inlining), especially
in the areas of window moving and dragging (these are *much* smoother with
-O?). Most other operations seem much snappier too. I haven't tested my load
w/ and w/o -O, but I would imagine it would be somewhat lower with it.

Kris Maglione
If not controlled, work will flow to the competent
man until he submerges.
Received on Wed Jun 07 2006 - 23:22:13 UTC

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