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From: marco atzeri <>
Subject: Re: complains about the cygwin/gcc binaries
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:07:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:36 PM,  wrote:
> In the ROOT downloading website:
> n-528
> It says:
> "Note that the performance of cygwin/gcc binaries is currently very poor; we
> only pro
> vide this build as an unsupported toy. We strongly recommend to use the
> version above compiled with VC++. The ROOT team will not answer any messages
> related to problems with the win32gcc version"
> What's the reason of the poor performance. Is there any way to improve that?
> Thanks
> --Wei

In the gcc-3 era the C++ timing performance were really poor, gcc-4
solved a lot such problem.
I guess the situation is improved in the meantime but of course cygwin
is slower than an equivalent
native build as he try to replicate the UNIX/Posix enviroment in an
unfriendly MS-Windows word.

My experience porting octave says that gcc-4 is much better but I have
no idea of ROOT needs.


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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2011-01-27 19:37 ` wxie
2011-01-27 19:52   ` Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
2011-01-27 20:07   ` marco atzeri [this message]
2011-01-27 22:22 Angelo Graziosi
2011-01-28  5:14 ` marco atzeri

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