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Title: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Parsifal on May 30, 2015, 04:56:31 PM
I find it interesting to compare time taken to compile OpenBSD (kernel, userland and X.org) from source on different machines as a rough measure of relative performance. Some rough stats:

Lenovo ThinkPad X201
CPU: Intel Core i5-520M quad-core @ 2.40 GHz
Approximate build time: 2 hours

Apple iBook G4 (PowerBook6,7)
CPU: PowerPC G4 7447A @ 1333 MHz
Approximate build time: 7 hours

Lemote Yeeloong
CPU: Loongson 2F @ 796 MHz
Approximate build time: 20 hours

The iBook's result is particularly impressive, given that it's a single-core machine that was released several years before the Yeeloong.

So, FES, how often do you compile your OS and how long does it take?
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Lord Dave on May 30, 2015, 06:56:10 PM
My OS is so perfect I've never had to compile it.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Parsifal on May 30, 2015, 07:04:52 PM
My OS is so perfect I've never had to compile it.

I enjoy compiling my OS, regardless of if I need to make local modifications. That said, I find that OpenBSD makes it so easy to maintain local modifications that I find myself adding small features here and there that I want but aren't something anyone else would care for me to publish.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Rama Set on May 30, 2015, 07:24:58 PM
I would not know how to compile my OS without considerable research.  That being said, I used bloated OsX, so there is likely little hope for me.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Rushy on May 30, 2015, 07:26:56 PM
I would not know how to compile my OS without considerable research.  That being said, I used bloated OsX, so there is likely little hope for me.

If you ever compile something that turns into OSX please let me know.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Rama Set on May 30, 2015, 07:29:16 PM
I would not know how to compile my OS without considerable research.  That being said, I used bloated OsX, so there is likely little hope for me.

If you ever compile something that turns into OSX please let me know.

See?  You are likely mocking me and I do not even know how... Terrible, just terrible.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: beardo on May 30, 2015, 07:34:01 PM
lel
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Rushy on May 30, 2015, 07:42:38 PM
See?  You are likely mocking me and I do not even know how... Terrible, just terrible.

Compiling something requires that you have the source code. Compiling OSX would mean you have the source code for OSX, which then means I would murder you and sell it for a fortune while zombie Steve Jobs tries to hunt me down starring Liam Neeson as Batman.

No one in this thread could talk about how long it took you to compile Windows or OSX unless you're Thork and have no idea what the difference between compile and install is.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Saddam Hussein on May 30, 2015, 09:39:58 PM
See?  You are likely mocking me and I do not even know how... Terrible, just terrible.

This is a perpetual problem for me.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Sean on May 31, 2015, 04:34:57 AM
It usually takes me about 11 munutes.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Parsifal on June 22, 2015, 05:43:26 AM
Important update!

Custom-built behemoth
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 quad-core w/hyperthreading @ 3.40 GHz
Approximate build time: 50 minutes
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Rushy on June 22, 2015, 11:13:12 AM
Yeah but how long does it take to uncompile it?
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: LuggerSailor on June 22, 2015, 12:03:57 PM
Compile?

I haven't been able to get all the cards through the card-reader yet!
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Particle Person on July 02, 2015, 09:25:34 PM
Compiler? I hardly know 'er!

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Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: naildownx on July 03, 2015, 12:45:17 AM
I just use Debian. For my servers and desktop and laptop.

Those are my Linux machines. These are my main machines.  :-B

I have other machines for work and editing. (Win7 and OS X).
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: jroa on July 25, 2015, 12:19:18 AM
Debian is so out of date, though.  You get updates years after the developers release them.  By then, they are obsolete.  Why do you do that to yourself? 
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: beardo on July 25, 2015, 01:32:27 AM
Debian is so out of date, though.  You get updates years after the developers release them.  By then, they are obsolete.  Why do you do that to yourself? 
FREEEEDOOOOOM!!!!!!
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Parsifal on July 25, 2015, 07:31:26 AM
I just use Debian. For my servers and desktop and laptop.

Those are my Linux machines. These are my main machines.  :-B

I have other machines for work and editing. (Win7 and OS X).

That's great, but this thread isn't "what OS do you use?".

Debian is so out of date, though.  You get updates years after the developers release them.  By then, they are obsolete.  Why do you do that to yourself? 

Enough with this shitty troll already.
Title: Re: How long does it take to compile your operating system?
Post by: Rushy on July 25, 2015, 11:31:30 AM
It only takes Windows 15 minutes to compile. A kind software dev on this forum told me so.