Subject: Re: XalphaNetBSD multihead ?
To: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/05/2002 09:11:43
It's the XML-based interface that drags it down (XUL?).  Running Galeon,
Skipjack, or other Gecko-based browsers is snappy (when stable) on the


Roland Dowdeswell wrote:
> On 1020455585 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
> "Jarkko Teppo" wrote:
> >
> >c) Mozilla 0.9.9 (or someday 1.0RCx) to work. Right now it crashes within
> >   30 seconds in (top of my head) ns_imageGtk (?). And it's a lot slower
> >   than on an i386 200MHz machine. A lot. Typing an url, say
> >   takes about 30 seconds. Even I'm not that slow a typist.
> If you downgrade pkgsrc, I had much more luck with 0.9.8 for the
> alpha with a LP64 patch applied.  I put that in pkg/15865, but it
> wasn't applied since 0.9.9 already had it.  Unfortunately, I found
> 0.9.9 much less stable on my alpha.
> I've also found mozilla to be amazingly slow on my alpha.  I am
> not sure exactly why this is, but it seems strange.  I mean, a
> slower peecee laptop with 1/8 the memory is a much snappier performer
> with mozilla (and nothing else).  So, there is something about
> alphas or our alpha port which is a little slow w.r.t. mozilla.
> I haven't had time to look into this, though.
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