Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Dec 2006 00:11 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
SuSE, openSUSE Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (what's with the middle initial?) has reviewed the recently released OpenSUSE 10.2. "Sooner than anyone expected it, Novell's openSUSE community Linux distribution project has delivered a new version: openSUSE 10.2. As a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user since S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 first appeared in 1996, I decided to immediately give this version a try."
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RE[3]: Dull
by jimveta on Sun 10th Dec 2006 02:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dull"
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They probably have a build of Firefox with some features disabled. e.g. if you disable Pango you get faster startup time but some characters (for non-English languages) won't render correctly. And of course if you build against GTK+ 1.2 instead of 2.0 it starts massively faster but looks like crap.

There are several things you can do with a Firefox build to improve startup time, but they're all compromises that result in a loss of functionality.


Yeah, there could be some disabling of functionality going on.. but I have also made comparisons with Pango disabled on other distros (in fact I always disable it) and that itself doesn't affect startup time much at all, as opposed to run-time performance with scrolling text, etc.

As far as using GTK 1.x vs GTK 2.. I don't know. I'm assuming the Zen Firefox build is using GTK 2 because it looks the same as in any other distro.

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