Subject: Re: OT: a dumb alpha question
To: David Hopper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2001 17:48:06
On December 13, David Hopper wrote:
> I compiled KDE2 from ports three months ago on then-current on a Miata
> 500a. No errors, but it was slow as to be unusable; almost like a
> run-of-the-mill Windows GUI hang. Twenty minutes to boot into KDE. Even
> running a qt app would bring the system to a trickle.
> KDE1 didn't exhibit this behavior.
I read something about a race condition in the mailing list
archives...maybe that has something to do with what you saw.
I will grab it from packages and take a look at it.
> I abandoned it for gnome-core and windowmaker, which doesn't exhibit the
> timing bug, whatever it is. But I, too, would love to see KDE2 (and KDE3)
> on NetBSD-Alpha.
Yeah. Those folks seem to have the "all the world's a linux/i386 box"
mentality. It's a shame, because IMO they're writing otherwise nice
If I had more time and some knowledge of C++ I'd go pound on all of it
and make it work. I live & breathe C, but looking at C++ makes me
feel all weird inside. :)
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