Startup time of OOo2, Firefox 1.5. Some surprises.

Andreas Mohr andi at
Fri Feb 10 03:01:33 CST 2006


On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 09:40:31PM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> On 1/29/06, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> > To see how reasonable it might be to use OOo 2.0.1 and Firefox 1.5
> > under Wine routinely, I benchmarked their startup time
> > on a Fedora Core 5 test 2 system under four conditions:
> > native vs. with wine from cvs, and with 416MB RAM vs. 96 MB RAM
> > [On cold start and 96 MB RAM], win32 openoffice starts
> > up with wine 1.5 times *faster* than the native linux version!
> Nope.  Measurement error.  Turns out running Firefox in wine
> and then OpenOffice in wine makes OpenOffice start up fast,
> since wine's in the cache.  Gotta reboot between runs of
> even different apps.
Reboot?? Most likely not necessary, try something like here:

(probably minus the swapoff part)

Gotta make sure that you really get an OOM, though, otherwise your machine
is dead ;)

> I suspect the reason is the slow shared library
> loading that Michael Meeks is working on fixing.
> Once that's in (if he can convince Ulrich Drepper),
> native OOo should load as fast as OOo under wine.


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