[clug] Anyone want to give a talk for this week's CLUG meeting?

Simon Pascal Klein 4pascal at tpg.com.au
Tue Jan 22 23:27:36 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 22:50 +1100, David Tulloh wrote:
> Brett Worth wrote:
> > Adam Jenkins wrote:
> >   
> >> Yeah 8 hours sounds odd to me but I haven't compiled a new kernel; just
> >> added sources to compile madwifi.
> >>     
> >
> > For the sake of the exercise I just downloaded, did a make oldconfig
> > and a "time make -j2" on my laptop and it took ~23 minutes.  This produced the kernel and
> > 1706 modules.
> >
> > Hardly 8 hours.
> >   
> Maybe if you were using distcc over a 2G mobile phone modem.
> Or translating the C into machine code by hand.
> When I last tried to compile X (several years ago) it took somewhere 
> near 8 hours, that was an overnight job.

X only an hour or so these days. I thought it would suck running Gentoo
in having to compile every damn thing but I was surprised... then again
I got used to compiling Inkscape daily so whatever. :)

The eeePC it is for this Thursday?


> David
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