[Newbies] Scratch questions

Alex Rice alex at mindlube.com
Wed Aug 29 15:18:08 UTC 2007

Ralph, how do you shrink an  image? I have never done it  maybe that's
why Squeak is so slow to launch (2 Ghz dual core  w/ 2 GB RAM it
should launch faster)

I searched the wiki and see methods like majorShrink, condenseChanges,
majorShink, etc. This sounds like some dark arts?

Thanks, Alex

On 8/29/07, Ralph Johnson <johnson at cs.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> wrote:
> > 1) How do they get it to launch so fast? It launches in <1 second on
> > my system. In comparison,  Squeak 3.9 takes like 15 seconds to launch.
> > Sophie takes about 6 seconds. Why the disparity between these 3
> > examples?
> I must have a fast computer.  I tried a variety of 3.9 images and it
> took anywhere from 3-5 seconds.  3.10, on the other hand, takes a
> second.  Shrinking the image must make it faster to start it up.
> -Ralph
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