Full Article Attached Linux 1.4 Branch Builds Compiled With GCC 3.2.3

Thursday June 12th, 2003

In a newsgroup posting, Asa Dotzler has announced the availability of 1.4 branch builds for Linux compiled with GCC 3.2.3. These new builds need testing to make sure that the change of compiler has not caused any unexpected bugs. The regular Linux 1.4 branch and trunk builds are currently still compiled using GCC 2.95.3. The GCC 3.2.3 builds can be found in the new latest-1.4-gcc323 directory on

#13 Re: Re: Re: Faster

by schapel

Friday June 13th, 2003 11:56 AM

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According to the pageload tests at <…times/daily_loadtime.html> and <…oad/pageload-results.html> Linux builds have been significantly slower than Windows builds for quite some time. Using gcc 3.3, which has major improvements in the optimizer, and using more aggressive optimization such as -O2 should rectify that situation.