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HX question about link.exe (DOSX)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 30.07.2008, 01:00

> (part 2)
>
> > P.S. QEMU loading latest XUbuntu x86-64 was taking forever (15+
> minutes)
> > and still didn't get past the moving bar screen, so I had to kill it.
> So
> > at least at the moment that kind of emulation is not ideal.
>
> In the end, simply setting it up on a separate partition always speedier
> and easier. I've a few older machines, and recently got an Athlon XP
> donated that replaced my aging (read: dying) P-III.

They just don't last long enough, do they? :-( Then again, a lot of people prefer upgrading to newer / better anyways. I'm not sure it truly makes us more productive, though (esp. considering the learning curve).

> In theory it is more
> work maintaining all the machines and OSes vs a few easy VM images, but in
> practice somehow it never worked out for me.

Apparently, some VMs have problems with images created on different host cpus. Don't ask me why.

> Due to FPC cycling I do need a
> bit of performance though, that is 30MB source that I compile to see if
> something fixed.

Yeah, compiling is slow enough without being ultra slower in emulation. Then again, if emulation works, even if slow, it's better than nothing (IMHO). We could solve the problem entirely if we had full development suite live CDs (instead of ones that seemingly only target multimedia / office users). We need more cross build tools. I'm surprised no one has done this already (AFAICT).

 

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