[Newbies] RE: Why Squeak is so sloooow?

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 18:50:54 UTC 2006

Hi david
this is really strange because 3.9 is much snappier than 3.8 on our  
machines. This is strange.
Do you use a special settings (such as some strange smallland setup?)


On 21 sept. 06, at 17:55, 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.
> David
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