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Benchmarks "Oh sure, the following tests aren't as scientific as putting all the browsers in a ring and seeing which one is left standing after the fight, but it's close." More here.
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RE: Gentoo's Firefox
by abraxas on Fri 8th Sep 2006 13:02 UTC in reply to "Gentoo's Firefox"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

I on my gentoo, compiled firefox was always slower than binary firefox. I tried swiftfox, and it was the fastest. This is because of disabled pango on swiftfox.
If I run firefox with "MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1 firefox" my builded firefox is faster than both. And compiled with --as-needed flag it start much faster than official and swiftfox


I would take that as a hint that pango is not built optimally. Perhaps you should check your flags for pango and try rebuilding it.

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RE[2]: Gentoo's Firefox
by Bnonn on Sat 9th Sep 2006 03:13 in reply to "RE: Gentoo's Firefox"
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2005-09-02

Actually I think it's just that Pango is pretty slow. A lot of /big/ speed improvements have been made in the latest version, however (I've seen figures around 35% for speed improvements).

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RE[3]: Gentoo's Firefox
by abraxas on Sat 9th Sep 2006 04:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Gentoo's Firefox"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Actually I think it's just that Pango is pretty slow. A lot of /big/ speed improvements have been made in the latest version, however (I've seen figures around 35% for speed improvements).

That wouldn't explain why the binary of Firefox, which uses pango, is faster than a compiled version of Firefox.

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RE[3]: Gentoo's Firefox
by abraxas on Sat 9th Sep 2006 04:22 in reply to "RE: Gentoo's Firefox"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

The threading/reply system on OSNews sucks. I'm reposting under the right thread.

Edited 2006-09-09 04:23

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