Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 07:47 UTC, submitted by Kraml Liu
X11, Window Managers "The first major version release of the X Window System in more than a decade, X11R7.0, is the first release of the completely modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window System. X11R6.9, its companion release, contains identical features, and uses the exact same source code as X11R7.0, but with the traditional imake build system."
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RE[3]: Disappointed
by MightyPenguin on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 15:24 UTC
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Member since:
2005-11-18

Are you nuts? Compiling X takes half a year on even modern computers, if I was a hardcore gentoo user, then maybe, but man, you don't just compile X for fun.

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RE[4]: Disappointed
by dylansmrjones on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 16:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Disappointed"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

It takes a few hours. OpenOffice is much worse. Now that's a package I prefer not to recompile.

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RE[5]: Disappointed
by Anonymous. on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 17:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointed"
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2005-12-04

> It takes a few hours. OpenOffice is much worse.
the worst i've ever seen is sun's jdk... i gave up after three days (at 100% cpu most of the time) on my 1.6GHz turion laptop (1280MB ram)...

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RE[4]: Disappointed
by Morgul on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 16:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Disappointed"
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2005-07-06

Are you nuts? Compiling X takes half a year on even modern computers, if I was a hardcore gentoo user, then maybe, but man, you don't just compile X for fun.

No, are YOU nuts? I happen to be a 'hardcore gentoo user' and quite frankly I don't see where you get off saying that ti takes half a year to compile X on a modern computer. I've got a 1GHZ PIII laptop with 192 megs of ram. (4 years old) and it compiles Xorg 6.8.2 in 2 and 1/2 hours. My P4 Desktop compiled 7.0RC1 in about 1/2 an hour. You want something that takes a long while? Try compiling KDE sometime. Man, that stil takes about 10 hours on my desktop.

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RE[5]: Disappointed
by dylansmrjones on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 16:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointed"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Gnome is a big one too.

X.org is pretty small actually. Not that much worse than glibc, binutils, gettext and gcc.

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RE[5]: Disappointed
by on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 17:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointed"
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Half an hour on my P4 (epox pgm2i) at University, enough to buy a cup of coffee an the near Gregory's fast-food and buy some A4 to print USB1.1 spec :-)

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RE[5]: Disappointed
by mole on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 18:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointed"
mole Member since:
2005-07-07

amd2400+ w/512 of ram

# genlop --info xorg-x11
* x11-base/xorg-x11
Total builds: 12
Global build time: 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds.
Average merge time: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 41 seconds.
# genlop --info openoffice
* app-office/openoffice
Total builds: 2
Global build time: 1 day, 21 hours, 10 minutes and 7 seconds.
Average merge time: 22 hours, 35 minutes and 3 seconds.

Edited 2005-12-22 18:11

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RE[4]: Disappointed
by abraxas on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 17:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Disappointed"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Ha. You're crazy. I am a hardcore gentoo user and the last time I built X (version 6.8.2) on my 700Mhz, 256MB laptop it took me less than 2 hours.

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