Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2008 21:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat "The Fedora Project attracts a lot of interest from the Linux faithful. While there are perhaps more newbie-friendly, corporate-friendly, or special-interest-focused distributions, Fedora continues to wear the innovation hat. Fedora announced Fedora 9 Beta late last month, and Test Center reviewers replaced the current Fedora 8 install to see what the new version has to offer. Since Fedora 9 (Stirling) is still in beta, occasional bugs and some rough edges were inevitable. But there is a solid indication of the new things to come that makes the stable release, expected May 1, worth watching."
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RE: great but...
by gilboa on Sun 13th Apr 2008 06:24 UTC in reply to "great but..."
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

Beyond startup times (a know issue with Fedora) - I'm unaware of any performance issues with Fedora.

Beyond that gnash issue (that may result from a driver and/or FF3 compatibility issue) your observation is, well, subjective observation that cannot be used (by the developers) to fix the problem.

Can you benchmark your machine and give concrete numbers?

- Gilboa
P.S. I'd suggest you file a bug report against gnash under http://bugzilla.redhat.com

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RE[2]: great but...
by pinky on Mon 14th Apr 2008 08:00 in reply to "RE: great but..."
pinky Member since:
2005-07-15

>Beyond startup times (a know issue with Fedora)

Yes, i know. People often complain about startup time and yum. But that's not a big problem for me. I don't re-start my system that often.

But the general performance is really annoying.

Gnash is just one example another would be startup time of a gnome-terminal, etc.

It isn't a FF3 compatibility problem, i have this experience with Fedora8.

I don't know if it makes much sense to fill a bug. Because it is not a bug by itself. On my powerfull desktop everything is in sync. But on my small laptop i feel the performance differences quite bad.

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RE[3]: great but...
by gilboa on Tue 15th Apr 2008 14:03 in reply to "RE[2]: great but..."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, i know. People often complain about startup time and yum. But that's not a big problem for me. I don't re-start my system that often.


Same here. I restart the machine only when there's a critical kernel update.
Everything else is just init 1 && init 5.

But the general performance is really annoying.
Gnash is just one example another would be startup time of a gnome-terminal, etc.


General performance? In what sense?
As for gnome-terminal - its easy to measure.
Cold boot distro A, login, open xterm, time gnome-terminal.
Cold boot distro B, login, open xterm, time gnome-terminal. Rinse and repeat.
Once done, post the numbers in a bug report. (+Drop a message @fedora-devel ML)

It isn't a FF3 compatibility problem, i have this experience with Fedora8.

I don't know if it makes much sense to fill a bug.


Of-course it does.
Just make sure you use numbers and not subjective views. (It feels faster)

Because it is not a bug by itself.
On my powerfull desktop everything is in sync. But on my small laptop i feel the performance differences quite bad.


Memory usage?
Too many CPU eating services?
Run-aware process?
etc.

top, iotop, vmstat and free are your friends.

- Gilboa

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