[Wine] Advantages of compiling from source?

James Huk huk256 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 06:01:16 CST 2008

2008/11/22 DaVince <wineforum-user at winehq.org>

> I'm just wondering what the advantages are if you're compiling from source.
> Is there any (noticeable) performance difference if I do so? Is it
> recommended I do this? I have a somewhat restricted system (900 Mhz CPU, 512
> MB RAM) so it'd be nice if Wine could run a bit faster (though the recent
> memory management optimizations in Wine certainly seemed to help already).
> Nope - or rather, maybe it is a bit faster but you will not see any
difference (maybe if you try to run 3dmark you will get some additional
points - but don't count on noticeable speed improvements). And because your
PC is rather old - it will take you about 2 hour to compile wine (on my old
Duron 1200 it took about 1 hour 30 minutes). The only advantages you may get
are: "fresh" wine if you are using "not so popular" distro, you can also add
some additional patches to your wine to improve some things (and usually
brake some at the same time ;] ). That's it.
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