[Newbies] RE: Why Squeak is so sloooow?

Brad Fuller brad at sonaural.com
Thu Sep 21 16:07:52 UTC 2006

David Shaffer wrote:
> Brad Fuller wrote:
>> Maybe you should do some proper scientific tests on your specific needs.
>> What type of game are you going to create?
> You're certainly right Brad but let me add that the Squeak 3.9 image is
> unbearably slow on my linux-based laptop (2Ghz Pentium 4M, 1Gb RAM). 
> I've even tried VM's from 3.8 to Ian's recent 3.9 release.  It is too
> slow for simple window operations and causes a gastly amount of CPU
> utilization even under lite GUI use.  Antonio might be reflecting on
> this same perception of slowness and frankly I'm sure that any amount of
> "proper scientific testing" is going to reveal that it feels like
> walking though mud ;-)
> Anyway I'm still using a 3.7 image for development.  Nice and snappy.
Ok, so I haven't used 3.9 really. What's the problem? What changed from
3.7 to 3.9. 3.8 used the 3.7 VM so that's probably not it.

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