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Re: [MiNT] Software IDE

On Tuesday 10 December 2013 17:49:51 Vincent Rivière wrote:
> On 10/12/2013 16:21, Jo Even Skarstein wrote:
> > I stopped using gcc completely because the waiting drove me insane,
> > even on my Milan060.
> IMHO, running gcc on an Atari machine is a total nonsense.

I must be totally nonsensical, then. I'll go see a doctor.

> gcc is
> extremely heavy, it has not been designed for low-end machines. It uses
> a huge amount of RAM and disk space.

Have you actually tried it? Because I only ever see a few tens of MB used by 
GCC at worst, which on a FireBee is nothing. 
> However, I may be wrong, since Alan seems to be happy by compiling
> anything natively with Gentoo.
> > But now there is a native gcc for the Firebee.
> Sure, the ColdFire CPU is not so bad.
> But disk access is very slow on the CompactFlash. It would not be much
> better with a real hard disk, since UltraDMA is not supported.

Honestly, guys, comparing the FireBee with any other current computer on any 
aspect is never going to be in favour of the 'Bee. But who cares?
> I wonder how the FireBee behaves when compiling heavy stuff with gcc.
> Certainly not better than ARAnyM.

It's slow as molasses. Which is to be expected, with a 266Mhz single core 

Jean-François Lemaire